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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
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.


11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Location: 1E 07/08 Level: Intermediate
Gerard Maas (Lightbend)
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Apache Spark has two streaming APIs: Spark Streaming and Structured Streaming. Gerard Maas offers a critical overview of their differences with regard to key aspects of a streaming application: API usability, dealing with time, dealing with state and machine learning capabilities, and more. You'll learn when to pick one over the other or combine both to implement resilient streaming pipelines. Read more.