Monday, November 10, 2014

DZone - Developer of the Week

Over the years I have benefited from the curated content published by DZone. I am amazed by the way the content writers at DZone publish intriguing and engaging content and especially the useful developer friendly Refcards.

Recently I got an opportunity to work with DZone content creators to write a Refcard on Apache Spark. It was a fantastic experience and one that I highly recommend for anyone who intends to work with the best in the industry.

As a preview to the Refcard, I was honored to be featured as the developer of the week on DZone. My interview is published here. 

I am very excited about the future of Apache Spark in the Big Data ecosystem.
Per the industry trends, many IT professionals are transitioning their careers to Big Data as companies are realizing that data is their new currency as it can potentially unlock the door to new revenue streams.

Herein lies a challenge where many struggle with "separating noise from the voice". Since Hadoop ecosystem has grown over the last 10 years, it can be a daunting task for anyone who wants to get into this space because there are so many tools and solutions to solve plethora of Big Data use cases.

This is exactly the reason I am excited about Apache Spark. It is compelling platform that provides a unified approach to solve most common Big Data use cases classified into batch, interactive and real time data processing.

In the DZone Refcard on Apache Spark, I have catered to new or moderately experienced IT professionals who want to discover the capabilities of Apache Spark. I have included simple hands on examples and techniques that demonstrate how easily can one become productive using Apache Spark and start solving Big Data use cases.

At SciSpike, we are excited about helping our clients adopt Apache Spark in their Big Data infrastructure and prove its merits and become a platform of choice for Big Data applications. 

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Refcard. It should be out in Nov 2014.

I am reachable via Twitter @akuntamukkala

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