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Spark Summit 2016: (San Francisco, CA)

Spark Summit 2016

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Day One Kickoff
John Walls and George Gilbert kickoff day one at Spark Summit 2016 in San Francisco, CA.
 
Day Two Kickoff with Doug Cutting
Doug Cutting talks with John Walls & George Gilbert at Spark Summit 2016 in San Francisco, CA.
 
Day Two Wrap
John Walls & George Gilbert wrap up day two at Spark Summit 2016.
 

Guests Included

Michael Armbrust
Lead Engineer & Creator, Spark SQL, Databricks

Michael Armbrust

Interview Overview
Michael Armbrust stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about a structured API and structured streaming. He also provided insight into the shift to streaming and continuous apps, the vision for computational documents, and factoring open source into future planning.
 

Juan Asenjo
Principal Engineer, Rockwell Automation

Juan Asenjo

Interview Overview
Juan Asenjo and Sudhir Jangir stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about how Rockwell International is engaging with Spark. They also provided insight into their definition of industrial IOT, how Info Objects is advising Rockwell in using Spark, and what Rockwell can do now with intelligent controls.
 

Chris D’Agostino
VP of Technology, Capital One

Chris D'Agostino

Interview Overview
Chris D’Agostino stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about reducing fraud through big data and the real-time goal and feedback loops at Capital One. He also provided insight into identifying valuable source data to reduce global fraud, countermeasures for attacks in the industry, limitations to progress in the financial world, and Capital One’s presentation at Spark.
 

Jonathan Farland
Consultant, DNV GL

Jonathan Farland

Interview Overview
Jonathan Farland stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about the position of utilities in the “big data game.” He also provided insight into whether Spark is bringing us closer to smart homes, how to find and predict the energy peak, and using Spark to streamline and mitigate risk.
 

Ritika Gunnar
VP Big Data Analytics Offerings, IBM

Ritika Gunnar

Interview Overview
Ritika Gunnar stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about the data science experience offering. She also provided insight into what IBM wants to do for the data scientists, their objective to train a million people, and how the data science experience makes data scientists more productive.
 

Martin Hall
Big Data Business Development, Intel

Martin_Hall

Interview Overview
Martin Hall and Marek Niedzwiedz stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about what deepsense.io’s primary focus is and an example of visual recognition. They also provided insight into the motivation with Intel, how the visual recognition ties back to deep learning, and the sense of being on the cusp of cloud-based horse power.
 
Martin Hall previously visited theCUBE at BigDataSV 2016.
 

Yaron Haviv
Founder and CTO, iguaz.io

Yaron_Haviv

Interview Overview
Yaron Haviv stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about what iguaz.io does and how they work with Spark. He also provided insight into what they traded for the integration and how they address the parallelism that is a struggle for many people.
 
This was Yaron’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Joel Horwitz
Strategy and Business Development, IBM Analytics

Joel_Horwitz

Interview Overview
Joel Horwitz stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and Peter Burris about why Spark is thriving and what Spark does to create one-of-a-kind value. He also provided insight into how IBM is increasing the size of community with Spark and bringing a new class of problem solvers into the community.
 
Joel Horwitz previously visited theCUBE at IBM Spark Summit 2015, Spark Summit East 2016, BigDataSV 2016, and BigDataSV 2015 with Rob Thomas.
 

Steve Huber
VP Global Sales, Cask

Steve Huber

Interview Overview
Steve Huber stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about the background of Cask and the Spark relationship. He also provided insight into enabling Hadoop vendors and their customers, how Cask simplifies the process, and applications on top of the Cask plaform.
 

Sudhir Jangir
CTO, InfoObjects

Sudhir Jangir

Interview Overview
Sudhir Jangir and Juan Asenjo stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about how Rockwell International is engaging with Spark. They also provided insight into their definition of industrial IOT, how Info Objects is advising Rockwell in using Spark, and what Rockwell can do now with intelligent controls.
 

Bill Jacobs
Director, Analytics Product Marketing, Microsoft

Bill Jacobs

Interview Overview
Bill Jacobs stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about the Microsfot and Spark relationship. He also provided insight into new applications coming on board with Spark, identifying constituencies in big data analytics, and the computer science side of Spark Summit.
 

Rajesh Krishnan
Senior Project Manager, AIMIA

Rajesh Krishnan

Interview Overview
Rajesh Krishnan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about Spark takeaways and AIMIA’s need for agility. He also provided insight into what Spark can do for business, apps that help us understand the customer better, and how to focus on the customers.
 

Marek Niedzwiedz
CEO, deepsense.io

Marek_Niedzwiedz

Interview Overview
Marek Niedzwiedz and Martin Hall stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about what deepsense.io’s primary focus is and an example of visual recognition. They also provided insight into the motivation with Intel, how the visual recognition ties back to deep learning, and the sense of being on the cusp of cloud-based horse power.
 
This was Marek’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Dinesh Nirmal
VP Big Data, Next Gen Platform & Analytics, IBM Analytics

Dinesh_Nirmal

Interview Overview
Dinesh Nirmal stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about what machine learning is and why IBM Analytics is sharing their secrets. He also provided insight into how the sequel contributions fold into the maturation of Spark sequel and whether they are modeling, training and deploying things in real time.
 
This was Dinesh’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Christopher T. Nguyen
CEO and Co-Founder, Arimo, Inc.

Christopher_Nguyen

Interview Overview
Christopher T. Nguyen stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about why Arimo chose Spark. He also provided insight into Arimo’s announcements, what intelligence augmentation is, and how IA is being used and how it can be applied to health care.
 
This was Christopher’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Sumit Sarkar
Chief Data Evangelist, Progress DataDirect

Sumit Sarkar

Interview Overview
Sumit Sarkar stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about how Progress DataDirect aides companies with their digital transformation and examples of the democratization of data. He also provided insight into how to choose what stay on-prem and what stays in the cloud, how to add data to your existing data, and how the big data ecosystem is far from static.
 

Amit Satoor
Senior Director, Solutions and Marketing, SAP HANA

Amit_Satoor

Interview Overview
Amit Satoor stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about the feedback he is getting from customers. He also provided insight into the parts of the old business suite that have been upgraded in terms of training, the business forecasting process for regulatory reason, and what SAP HANA is doing with social platforms to extract data.
 
This was Amit’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Ram Sriharsha
Product Manager, Databricks and Spark PMC Member

Ram_Sriharsha

Interview Overview
Ram Sriharsha stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about the upgrade in Spark 2.0 and whether simplicity was a driving factor. He also provided insight into whether they are training continuously because of new patterns emerging and what deep learning is.
 
This was Ram’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Ashley Stirrup
CMO, Talend

Ashley_Stirrup

Interview Overview
Ashley Stirrup stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about what Talend loves about Spark. He also provided insight into allowing customers to keep platforms agnostic, continuous data integration, and using the traditional pipeline in a real-time world.
 
Ashley Stirrup previously visited theCUBE at Hadoop Summit 2015 and HP Big Data Conference 2014 with Steve Murfett.
 

Ashish Thusoo
CEO, Qubole

Ashish Thusoo

Interview Overview
Ashish Thusoo stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about how the cloud-based infrastructure entices people to get involved with big data. He also provided insight into who the optimal user is, the experience curve for companies starting on-prem, and what he finds most appealing about Spark.
 
Ashish Thusoo previously visited theCUBE at Spark Summit East 2016.
 

Monte Zweben
CEO, Splice Machine

Monte Zweben

Interview Overview
Monte Zweben stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and George Gilbert about the Splice Machine relationship with Spark. He also provided insight into a transactional and analytical optimizer and the simultaneous operation workload problem.
 

Past Coverage

Spark Summit 2015

IBM @ Spark Summit 2015

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