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Spark Summit East 2016 (New York, NY)

Spark Summit East 2016

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Chaptered Interviews




 

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theCUBE Hosts Dave Vellante, George Gilbert, & Jeff Frick

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  • Dave’s Linkedin Profile , @dvellante
  • George’s Linkedin Profile , @ggilbert41
  • Jeff’s Linkedin Profile , @jefffrick
  • Day 1 Kick Off
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    Guests Included

    Anjul Bhambhri
    VP Engineering, IBM, Big Data and Analytics Platform, IBM

    Anjul Bhambhri

    Interview Overview
    Anjul Bhambhri stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and George Gilbert about how IBM has invested with Spark. She provided insight into how IBM is replatforming their products on Spark.
     
    Anjul has been sharing her insight on Big Data & Analytics with theCUBE audience for years. Prior visits include Hadoop Summit 2015, Hadoop Summit 2013, and IBM Information on Demand 2013 & 2012. She also stopped by at O’Reilly Strata Hadoop World 2013.
     

    Shaun Connolly
    VP Corporate Strategy, Hortonworks

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    Interview Overview
    Shaun Connolly stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and George Gilbert about what’s new with Hortonworks. He provided insight into how to make great, innovative tech consumable by the enterprise and why they should care.
     
    Shaun has stopped by theCUBE many times, including at Hadoop Summit 2015, BigDataNYC 2014 with Chris Twogood, Hadoop Summit 2014, BigDataSV 2015 with Leo Spiegel, BigDataSV 2015 with Leo Spiegel, BigDataSV 2015 with Ryan Peterson, BigDataNYC 2013,
    Hadoop Summit 2013, and Strata 2013.
     

    Dirk deRoos
    WW Technical Sales, Big Data, IBM

    Dirk_deRoos

    Interview Overview
    Dirk deRoos stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about how technical Spark Summit is compared to other technology conferences. He provided insight into frustrations customers have had and the manual processes many customers are still following.
     
    We chatted with Dirk a few years ago at Hadoop Summit 2014.
     

    Ali Ghodsi
    CEO, Databricks

    Interview Overview
    Ali Ghodsi stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and George Gilbert about what he meant in his keynote address when he said that Databricks was started to simplify big data. He provided insight into how simple operations used to be very complex and how they want to be part of the journey to make big data even more simplified.
     
    This was Ali’s first visit on theCUBE.
     

    George Gilbert
    Big Data and Analytics Analyst, Wikibon

    George Gilbert

    George presented the first ever Apache Spark forecast after extensive research and extensive study. He shared the insight he gleaned from talking to 40 companies and the takeaways he has learned, including how systems of intelligence is a journey that can be grouped into three stages. Watch the interview for the full analysis!
     

    Tamer Hassan
    CTO, White Ops

    Tamer_Hassan

    Interview Overview
    Tamer Hassan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about what White Ops is about and what they do in the cyber security industry. He provided insight into why cyber security is needed in the online advertising community and how it has affected the costs of ads.
     
    This was Tamer’s first time visiting theCUBE!
     

    Joel Horwitz
    Director of Corporate & Business Development – Analytics, IBM

    Joel Horwitz

    Interview Overview
    Joel Horwitz stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about his new role at IBM. He provided insight into the evolution of the Spark community compared to Hadoop and why IBM opened the Spark Technology Center.
     
    Joel has contributed his insight at a number of BigData focused events including IBM Interconnect 2015, Hadoop Summit San Jose 2015, IBM’s Apache Spark Community Event & BigDataNYC 2015.
     

    Matthew Hunt
    Head of Big Data, Bloomberg

    Matthew_Hunt

    Interview Overview
    Matthew Hunt stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about the problems people are using Spark to solve. He provided insight into how Spark fits in with other technologies and why there is confusion in the industry.
     
    Matthew has stopped by theCUBE before, including at Hadoop Summit 2015 and HBaseCon 2015 with Sudarshan Kadambi.
     

    Grant Ingersoll
    CTO, Lucidworks

    Grant_Ingersoll

    Interview Overview
    Grant Ingersoll stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about what the concept of search driven means in terms of applications. He provided insight into how Lucidworks is driving better answers into data.
     
    This was Grant’s first time visiting theCUBE!
     

    Justin Langseth
    Founder & CEO, ZoomData

    Justin_Langseth

    Interview Overview
    Justin Langseth stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about how ZoomData is helping Goldman Sachs. He provided insight into why Goldman is investing in strategic technologies and the plans moving forward.
     
    This was Justin’s second time visiting theCUBE. We caught up with him first at Spark Summit 2015.
     

    Peter Lee
    CEO, RapidMiner

    Peter_Lee

    Interview Overview
    Peter Lee stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about the rapid adoption of the RapidMiner 7 release. He provided insight into the tie between RapidMiner and Spark and how Spark is still developer centric.
     
    We caught up with Peter last month at RapidMiner Wisdom 2016.
     

    Jack Norris
    CMO, MapR Technologies

    Interview Overview
    Jack Norris stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and George Gilbert about where MapR is in the data space and how the focus has transitioned to how to leverage data. He provided insight into the innovations coming out of using Spark and how algorithms are adding more value for automation.
     
    Jack Norris returns to theCUBE. Jack has been a frequent contributor, sharing his insight at BigDataSV & BigDataNYC, Hadoop Summit 2014, Hadoop Summit 2013, & Hadoop Summit 2012. Jack was also a regular guest at O’Reilly Hadoop World 2013 & O’Reilly Hadoop World 2012. But what jumps out is our visit on the USS Intrepid at Hadoop on the Hudson, one our favorite theCUBE locations of all time.
     

    Jason Scheller
    Director of Data & Decisioning, Eyeview

    Jason_Scheller

    Interview Overview
    Jason Scheller stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about what Eyeview does to drive online ads to the right consumer. He provided insight into how Eyeview uses Spark and how it’s become major pillars of their data platform.
     
    This was Jason’s first time visiting theCUBE!
     

    Chris Selland
    VP Big Data, HPE

    Chris_Selland

    Interview Overview
    Chris Selland stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about what HPE is doing at Spark Summit. He provided insight into the excitement building around Spark and the top priorities from customers interested in using Spark.
     
    Chris has previously visited theCUBE at Hadoop on the Hudson 2014, BigDataSV 2014, HP Discover 2013 – Las Vegas, HP Vertica BDC 2013, HP Discover 2014 – Las Vegas, HP Vertica BDC 2014, SportsDataSV 2014, Tableau Conference 2014, HP Discover 2013 – Barcelona with Gabriele Di Piazza, and O’Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2013 with Sanjai Marimadaiah.
     

    Rob Thomas
    VP Product Management, Analytics, IBM

    Rob_Thomas

    Interview Overview
    Rob Thomas stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about how IBM is quickly adopting Spark. He provided insight into their contributions to open source and the latest product announcement around data and open source.
     
    Rob has previously visited theCUBE at hack-reduce Launch 2012, IBM Information on Demand 2012, IBM Insight 2015, BigDataNYC 2015 with Joel Horwitz, and BigDataSV 2015 with Beth Smith.
     

    Ashish Thusoo
    Co-founder & CEO, Qubole

    Ashish Thusoo

    Interview Overview
    Ashish Thusoo stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and George Gilbert about his thoughts on Spark Summit and how Qubole provides big data as a service. He provided insight into more use cases that are opening up around big data and how they are simplifying big data.
     
    We hadn’t seen Ashish since Hadoop Summit 2013. It was nice to get an update!
     

    Ken Tsai
    VP Cloud Platform & Data Management & Product Marketing, SAP

    Ken Tsai

    Interview Overview
    Ken Tsai stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about what SAP is doing with big data and how their focus has shifted. He provided insight into the interactive questions you can now ask based on real-time data.
     
    This was Ken’s first visit on theCUBE.
     

    Anand Venugopal
    Head of Product, Impetus StreamAnalytix

    Anand_Venugopal

    Interview Overview
    Anand Venugopal stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about what’s new with StreamAnalytix 2.0 and what this means. He provided insight into this more abstract and easy to use technology for streaming.
     
    Anand has previously visited theCUBE at Cassandra Summit 2014.
     

    Reynold Xin
    Co-Founder, Databricks

    Reynold Xin

    Interview Overview
    Reynold Xin stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about his involvement in Spark and highlights from his keynote address. He provided insight into where streaming fits, the choices available and why it’s so important in the data ecosystem.
     
    This was Reynold’s first visit on theCUBE.
     

    Tendu Yogurtcu
    GM, Big Data, Syncsort

    Tendu Yogurtcu

    Interview Overview
    Tendu Yogurtcu stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and George Gilbert about what Syncsort has been up to lately. She provided insight into the convergence they have noticed with batch analytics and operation analytics.
     
    Tendu Yogurtcu previously visited theCUBE at BigData NYC 2015 & Big Data SV 2015 where she earned our Woman in Tech of the Week honor.
     

    Matei Zaharia
    CTO, Databricks

    Matei Zaharia

    Interview Overview
    Matei Zaharia stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about what real-time streaming is. He provided insight into the latency you experience with Spark and the push to do more work with lower latency for applications.
     
    We did an On-The-Ground segment with Matei at Spark Summit West 2015. Matai also won our Guest of the Week recognition.
     

    Apache Spark – Customer Panel

    Dave Vellante hosted a customer panel with George Gilbert of Wikibon, Beth Logan of DataXu, Danny Rogers of Terbium Labs & Tamer Hassan of White Ops. They shared their experiences of how they have implemented Spark into production and the impact on their businesses.
     
     
     
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