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LIVE: Big Data and z Systems — IBM z/OS Platform for Apache Spark

  • Room: Room 210A
  • Session Number: 20200
Thursday, March 09, 2017: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Peter Fandel
Rocket Software
Theresa Tai
IBM Corporation


IBM z/OS platform for Apache Spark has emerged as a game changer in the area of advanced predictive analytics and data science in general. It provides data abstraction and virtualization to enable efficient access to a broad set of structured and unstructured data sources through Spark APIs. It allows analyzing data in place securely at scale and avoiding costly data movement between servers.

In this session our speakers will provide an architecture overview and a demo showing how Spark can be leveraged in Python running in the context of a Jupyter server – all running on z/OS. (BDB1) (NIWS1)

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