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Make Data Work
21–22 May 2018: Training
22–24 May 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Gerard Maas

Gerard Maas
Principal Engineer, Lightbend

Website | @maasg

Gerard Maas is a senior software engineer at Lightbend, where he contributes to the Fast Data Platform and focuses on the integration of stream processing technologies. Previously, he held leading roles at several startups and large enterprises, building data science governance, cloud-native IoT platforms, and scalable APIs. He is the coauthor of Stream Processing with Apache Spark from O’Reilly. Gerard is a frequent speaker and contributes to small and large open source projects. In his free time, he tinkers with drones and builds personal IoT projects.


11:1511:55 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Data engineering and architecture, Streaming systems and real-time applications
Location: Capital Suite 8/9 Level: Intermediate
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Apache Spark has two streaming APIs: Spark Streaming and Structured Streaming. Gerard Maas offers a critical overview of their differences in key aspects of a streaming application, from the API user experience to dealing with time and with state and machine learning capabilities, and shares practical guidance on picking one or combining both to implement resilient streaming pipelines. Read more.