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22–23 May 2017: Training
23–25 May 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

How to secure Apache Spark?

12:0512:45 Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Spark & beyond
Location: Capital Suite 12
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 3 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers and engineers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of Spark and how security works in general in Hadoop ecosystems

What you'll learn

  • Learn the steps that need to be taken to set up security with Spark
  • Explore the potential issues with Spark Core, Streaming, and other components


Security is a crucial component of the big data ecosystem. The need to protect data from exploits and vulnerability is evident in the strong push for cybersecurity and secure clusters across businesses and industries alike. Spark itself has been a major analytic backbone of that infrastructure. As with Hadoop, the security infrastructure for Spark is evolving and expanding.

So how do you ensure security with Spark without much hassle? Neelesh Srinivas Salian outlines the steps that need to be taken to set up security with Spark and discusses the potential issues with Spark Core, Streaming, and other components. Detailed knowledge of the setup and an awareness of what to be looking out for in terms of problems and issues can help an organization move forward in the right way.

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Neelesh Srinivas Salian

Stitch Fix

Neelesh Srinivas Salian is a software engineer on the data platform team at Stitch Fix, where he works on the compute infrastructure used by the company’s data scientists, particularly focusing on the Apache Spark ecosystem. Previously, he worked at Cloudera, where he worked with Apache projects like YARN, Spark, and Kafka. Neelesh holds a master’s degree in computer science with a focus on cloud computing from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai, India.

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