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10th Spark Summit Sets Another Record of Attendance

We have assembled a selected collage of highlights from Databricks’ speakers at our 10th Spark Summit, a milestone for Apache Spark community and users. Shortly, the coverage of all sessions and slides will be available on the Spark Summit 2017 website.

The Tenth Spark Summit with a Terrific Agenda for All: A global event for the Apache Spark community

For Databricks, and the Apache Spark community, this 10th Spark Summit is our hallmark and height of achievement. Our first Spark Summit 2013 had only two tracks, spread over two days, with the agenda focused only toward developers and data scientists—and rightly so. For we believed then (and still do now) that developers are the new kingmakers.

Agenda Announced for #SparkSummit Europe 2016 in Brussels

Spark Summit Europe 2016 will be held from October 25-27 at the Square in Brussels, and the recently released agenda features a stellar lineup of community talks led by top engineers, architects, data scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and analysts from Bloomberg, Databricks, Microsoft, Ericsson, IBM, ING, Cloudera, MongoDB and Swisscom. There is also a full day of hands-on Spark training, with courses for both beginners and advanced users.

Spark 2.0 to Introduce New ‘Structured Streaming’ Engine

The folks at Databricks last week gave a glimpse of what’s to come in Spark 2.0, and among the changes that are sure to capture the attention of Spark users is the new Structured Streaming engine that leans on the Spark SQL API to simplify the development of real-time, continuous big data apps. In his keynote at Spark Summit East last week, Spark creator Matei Zaharia said the new Structured Streaming API that will debut later this year in Spark 2.0 will enable the creation of applications that combine real-time, interactive, and batch components.

Spark Summit East 2016 Agenda is now available

This February, join the Apache Spark community in New York City at the New York Midtown Hilton for the second annual Spark Summit East on February 16th-18th!   We are happy to announce that the community talks agenda has been finalized and you can find the full list of 60 community talks available at the Spark Summit East 2016 Schedule.  Those looking to get hands-on with Spark are encouraged to sign up for one of our Databricks Spark Training workshops.

It’s a Wrap! A Lookback at Spark Summit in Amsterdam

The Databricks team would like to thank the Apache Spark community and our partners for making the inaugural Spark Summit EU 2015 a great success! The Summit was a sold out event with close to 930 attendees from over 40 countries and 330 companies. Amongst the attendees, over 400 individuals took part in three different training courses in topics ranging from Spark fundamentals to data science.

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