Introduction to Databricks

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Talk Abstract:

Like big data, then you'll love Azure Databricks. Azure Databricks is an Apache Spark-based PaaS analytics platform. With this platform Microsoft have created a turn key introduction to Spark and big data analytics.

In this session I will cover the basic Spark and Databricks architecture and concepts, as well as some of the functional sugar Databricks provides over the plain Spark.

In the live demo I will highlight some simple but powerful examples of how Databricks can be used to query huge data sets with little to no infrastructure, knowledge or bootstrapping. I will also cover the compiling and executing a spark job.