Roy Russo is the co-author of Elasticsearch in Action and Vice President of Engineering at Predikto Analytics. Before joining Predikto, Roy was the Chief Architect at AltiSource Labs, a FinTech startup based in Atlanta, GA. Roy was the Co-Founder and VP of Product Management for Atlanta-based Marketing Automation vendor, LoopFuse; recently acquired by Atlanta-based SalesFusion, Inc. Roy also helped Co-Found JBoss Portal, a JSR-168 compliant enterprise Java Portal, and represented JBoss on the Java Content Repository, JSR-170.

Big Data processing with Elasticsearch and Apache Spark

This talk will explore some of the differentiating and compelling features that Elasticsearch offers, newer features added in versions 2.x, and those expected in 5.x. I will share real-world uses of Elasticsearch in processing Big Data in ETL and visualization scenarios. I’ll also cover integrating Elasticsearch with Apache Spark for processing large amounts of data in a parallelized fashion, with best practices in building a scale-out and fault-tolerant architecture deployed on AWS.