Historically, use cases such as time series and mutable-profile datasets have been possible but difficult to achieve efficiently using traditional HDFS storage engines. These solutions might involve complex ingestion paths, deep understanding of file types, and compaction strategies. With the introduction of Kudu, many of these difficulties are eliminated. At the same time, interest in streaming solutions and low-latency analytics has surged with the growing popularity of tools like Apache Kafka.
Ted Malaska and Jeff Holoman explain how to go from zero to full-on time series and mutable profile systems in 40 minutes. Ted and Jeff cover code examples of ingestion from Kafka and Spark Streaming and access through SQL, Spark, and Spark SQL to explore the underlying theories and design patterns that will be common for most solutions with Kudu.
Ted Malaska is a group technical architect on the Battle.net team at Blizzard, helping support great titles like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and HearthStone. Previously, Ted was a principal solutions architect at Cloudera, helping clients find success with the Hadoop ecosystem, and a lead architect at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has also contributed code to Apache Flume, Apache Avro, Apache Yarn, Apache HDFS, Apache Spark, Apache Sqoop, and many more. Ted is a coauthor of Hadoop Application Architectures, a frequent speaker at many conferences, and a frequent blogger on data architectures.
Jeff Holoman is a systems engineer at Cloudera. Jeff is a Kafka contributor and has focused on helping customers with large-scale Hadoop deployments, primarily in financial services. Prior to his time at Cloudera, Jeff worked as an application developer, system administrator, and Oracle technology specialist.
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