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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Architecting a data platform

John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Stephen O'Sullivan (Data Whisperers)
9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Spark & beyond
Location: 210 D/H Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Architecture
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 10 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Technical people and leaders in the data management arena

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic knowledge of Hadoop and Spark

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • A laptop (You'll be provided a GitHub link for sample code.)

What you'll learn

  • Understand how the various parts of the Hadoop and big data ecosystem fit together in production to create a data platform supporting batch, interactive, and real-time analytical workloads


What are the essential components of a data platform? John Akred and Stephen O’Sullivan explain how the various parts of the Hadoop, Spark, and big data ecosystems fit together in production to create a data platform supporting batch, interactive, and real-time analytical workloads.

By tracing the flow of data from source to output, John and Stephen explore the options and considerations for components, including acquisition from internal and external data sources, ingestion (offline and real-time processing), storage, analytics (batch and interactive), and providing data services (exposing data to applications). They’ll also give advice on tool selection, the function of the major Hadoop components and other big data technologies such as Spark and Kafka, and integration with legacy systems.

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John Akred

Silicon Valley Data Science

With over 15 years in advanced analytical applications and architecture, John Akred is dedicated to helping organizations become more data driven. As CTO of Silicon Valley Data Science, John combines deep expertise in analytics and data science with business acumen and dynamic engineering leadership.

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Stephen O'Sullivan

Data Whisperers

A leading expert on big data architectures, Stephen O’Sullivan has 25 years of experience creating scalable, high-availability data and applications solutions. A veteran of Silicon Valley Data Science, @WalmartLabs, Sun, and Yahoo. Stephen is an independent adviser to enterprises on all things data..

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John Akred | CTO
03/14/2017 4:31am PDT

HI Matthew, you should be able to go here:
to sign up and we’ll send them to you.

03/14/2017 2:29am PDT

Can I get a copy of your presentation? Thanks