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

Gerard Maas
Senior SW Engineer, Lightbend

Website | @maasg

Gerard Maas contributes to Lightbend Fast Data Platform as a Senior SW Engineer, where he focuses on the integration of stream processing technologies. Previously, he has held leading roles at several startups and large enterprises, building data science governance, cloud-native IoT platforms and scalable APIs.
He enjoys giving tech talks, contributing to small and large open source projects, tinkering with drones and building personal IoT projects.
Gerard is the co-author of ‘Learning Spark Streaming’, a book from O’Reilly Media.


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