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Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY

Office Hour with Michael Armbrust and Reynold Xin (Databricks)

michael dddd (Databricks), Reynold Xin (Databricks)
1:45pm–2:25pm Friday, 10/17/2014
Office Hour
Location: Table B

Michael and Reynold are happy to talk about:

  • Spark SQL features and roadmap
  • How to contribute to Spark SQL
  • And other Spark use cases
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michael dddd


Michael Armbrust is the lead developer of the Spark SQL project at Databricks. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2013, and was advised by Michael Franklin, David Patterson and Armando Fox. His thesis focused on building systems that allow developers to rapidly build scalable interactive applications, and specifically defined the notion of scale independence. His interests broadly include distributed systems, large-scale structured storage and query optimization.

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Reynold Xin


Reynold Xin is a cofounder and chief architect at Databricks as well as an Apache Spark PMC member and release manager for Spark’s 2.0 release. Prior to Databricks, Reynold was pursuing a PhD at the UC Berkeley AMPLab, where he worked on large-scale data processing.