Fast and Scalable: SpringBoot + SOLR

Fast and Scalable: SpringBoot + SOLR

Workshop date & duration: March 21st, 2020, 9:30 – 14:00, 30 min break included
Trainer: Oana Brezai
Location:  eSolutions Academy, Budişteanu Office Building, strada General Constantin Budişteanu Nr. 28C, etaj 1, Sector 1, Bucureşti
Price: 150 RON (including VAT)
Number of places: 10
Languages: Java

Description:

Probably you have heard so far of SOLR,  it’s only the open source search platform that powers the search and navigation features of many of the world’s largest internet sites (e.g. AOL, Apple, Netflix, ..). During this workshop, you will build (under my guidance) a basic web shop (catalog + search part) using SOLR and SpringBoot.

 

You can check out the agenda and register here.

Big Data learning – Working groups 2020

Learning a new solution or building an architecture for a specific use case is never easy, especially when you are trying to work alone on such an endeavour – thus this year we will debut a new way of learning specific big data solutions/use cases: working groups.

What will these working groups mean:

  • A predefined topic (see below the topics for 2020) that will be either understanding a big data solution or building a use case;
  • A group of 5 participants and one predefined driver per group – the scope of the driver is (besides being part of the group) to organize the groups, provide the meeting locations and the cloud infrastructure needed for installing the studied solution;
  • 5 physical meetings every 2 weeks (thus a 10 weeks time window for each working group). The meetings will take place either during the week (5PM – 9PM) or Saturdays morning (10AM – 2PM).
  • Active participation/contribution from each participant, for example each participant will have to present in 2 of the meetings to the rest of the group;
  • Some study @ home between the sessions;

More details and registration here.

Intro to Spark Structured Streaming using Scala and Apache Kafka

Intro to Spark Structured Streaming using Scala and Apache Kafka

Workshop date & duration: February 1st, 2020, 9:30 – 14:00, 30 min break included
Trainer: Valentina Crisan, Maria Catana
Location:  eSolutions Academy, Budişteanu Office Building, strada General Constantin Budişteanu Nr. 28C, etaj 1, Sector 1, Bucureşti
Price: 150 RON (including VAT)
Number of places: 10 no more left
Languages: Scala & SQL

Description:

Starting with Spark 2.0 structured streaming processing was introduced, modeling the stream as an unbounded/infinite table –  a big architectural change if we look at the batch model (Dstream) that existed prior to Spark 2.0. The workshop will introduce you into how Spark can read, process & analyze streams of data –  we will use stream data from Apache Kafka and Scala & SQL for reading/processing/analyzing the data. We will discuss as well stateless vs stateful queries and how Spark handles out of order data in case of aggregation queries.

 

You can check out the agenda and register here.

ML on Spark workshop

WORKSHOP MACHINE LEARNING WITH SPARK

Workshop date & duration:  November 5th – Tuesday, 14:00 – 18:00
Trainer: Sorin Peste
Supporting students: Alexandru Petrescu, Laurentiu Partas
Location: TechHub Bucuresti
Price: Free (upon approval by the organizer & trainer)
Number of places: 20 no more places left
Languages: Python

Description:
We are coming back in November with a new workshop on Machine Learning – this time with how to build a model using Spark ML logistic regression and gradient boosting.
So, come join us for an afternoon in which we will explore Apache Spark’s Machine Learning capabilities. We’ll be looking at using Spark to build a Credit Scoring model which estimates the probability of default for current and existing customers.

You can check out the agenda and register here.

Open course Big Data, September 25-28, 2019

Open course big data

Open Course: Big Data Architecture and Technology Concepts
Course duration: 3.5 days, September 25-28 (Wednesday-Friday 9:00 – 17:00, Saturday 9:30-13:00)
Trainers: Valentina Crisan, Felix Crisan
Location: Bucharest, TBD (location will be communicated to participants)
Price: 450 EUR, 10% discount early bird if registration is confirmed until 2nd of September – 405 EUR
Number of places: 10
Pre-requisites: knowledge of distributed systems, Hadoop ecosystem (HDFS, MapReduce), know a bit of SQL.

Description:

There are a few concepts and solutions that solutions architects should be aware of when evaluating or building a big data solution: what data partitioning means, how to model your data in order to get the best performance from your distributed system, what is the best format of your data, what is the best storage or the best way to analyze your data. Solutions like HDFS, Hive, Cassandra, Hbase, Spark, Kafka, YARN should be known – not necessarily because you will work specifically with them – but mainly because knowing the concepts of these solutions will help you understand other similar solutions in the big data space. This course is designed to make sure the participants will understand the usage and applicability of big data technologies like HDFS, Spark, Cassandra, Hbase, Kafka ,..  and which aspects to consider when starting to build a Big Data architecture.

Please see details for the course and registration here: https://bigdata.ro/open-course-big-data-september-25-28-2019/

ML Intro using Decision Trees and Random Forest

workshop ML intro using decision trees and random forest

Using Python, Jupyter and SKlearn

Course date duration: July 13th, 9:30 – 14:00, 30 min break included
Trainers: Tudor Lapusan
Location: Impact Hub Bucuresti, Timpuri Noi area
Price: 200 RON (including VAT)
Number of places: 20 no more places left
Languages: Python

Getting started with Machine Learning can seem a pretty hefty task to some people: understanding the algorithms, learning a bit of programming, deciding which libraries to use, getting some data to learn on, etc… But in reality if you’re actually setting your expectations right and willing to start small and learn step by step, learning the basics of ML it’s actually quite doable. After learning a bit it’s actually up to you to take your knowledge in the real world and apply and expand what you have learned.

This workshop aims to introduce you into ML world and to teach you how to solve classification and regression problems through the usage of decision trees and random forest algorithms. We will go from the theory to hands on in just a couple of hours aiming mostly to make you understand the main pipeline of an ML project, while of course learning a bit of ML:

    • Software and hardware requirements for a ML project
    • Common Python libraries for data analysis
    • Feature encoding and feature preprocessing
    • Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
    • Model validation
    • Model hyperparameter optimization
    • Tree based models for classification and regression:
      • Decision Tree
      • Random Forest
    • Repetitive model improvement

You can check out the agenda and register here.

Spark Structured Streaming vs Kafka Streams

workshop Spark Structured Streaming vs Kafka Streams

Date: TBD
Trainers: Felix Crisan, Valentina Crisan, Maria Catana
Location: TBD
Number of places: 20
Price: 150 RON (including VAT)

Streams processing can be solved at application level or cluster level (stream processing framework) and two of the existing solutions in these areas are Kafka Streams and Spark Structured Streaming, the former choosing a microservices approach by exposing an API and the later extending the well known Spark processing capabilities to structured streaming processing.

This workshop aims to discuss the major differences between the Kafka and Spark approach when it comes to streams processing: starting from the architecture, the functionalities, the limitations in both solutions, the possible use cases for both and some of the implementation details.

You can check out the agenda and register here.

Workshop Kafka Streams

workshop kafka streams

Date: 18 May, 9:00 – 13:30
Trainers: Felix Crisan, Valentina Crisan
Location: Adobe Romania , Anchor Plaza, Bulevardul Timișoara 26Z, București 061331
Number of places: 20 no more places left
Price: 150 RON (including VAT)

Streams processing is one of the most active topics in big data architecture discussions nowadays, with many open and proprietary solutions available on the market ( Apache Spark Streaming, Apache Storm, Apache Flink, Google DataFlow..). But starting with release 0.11.0.0 Apache Kafka as well introduced the capability to process the streams of data that flow through Kafka – thus understanding what you can do with Kafka Streams and how is different from other solutions in the market it’s key in knowing what to choose for your particular use case.

This workshop aims to cover the most important parts of Kafka streams: the concepts (streams, tables, handling state, interactive queries, .. ), the practicality (what can you do with it and what is the difference between the API and the KSQL server) and to explain what means building an application that uses Kafka Streams. We will be focusing on the stream processing part of Kafka, assuming that participants are already familiar with the basic concepts of Apache Kafka – the distributed messaging bus.

 

You can check out the agenda and register here.

Introduction to Neo4j

Description:

This workshop aims to cover various introductory topics in the area of graph databases, with a main focus on Neo4j. We will tackle subjects relating to data modelling, performance and scalability. We will then have a look at how this technology can be used to highlight valuable patterns within our data.

The workshop will be divided into three main parts: a presentation covering the theoretical aspects surrounding graph databases, a demo showcasing typical Neo4j usage and a hands-on lab activity.

Introduction TO Neo4j

Date:March 16th, 2019, 9:30 – 13:30
Trainer:  Calin Constantinov
Location: eSolutions Academy, Budişteanu Office Building, strada General Constantin Budişteanu Nr. 28C, etaj 1, Sector 1, Bucureşti.
Number of places: 15 no more places left
Price: 150 RON (including VAT)

You can check out the agenda and register here.

Introduction to Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is positioning strongly lately as Kafka as a Platform, quite an evolution from the messaging bus build by LinkedIn in 2011. But what makes Apache Kafka market such a strong position in the big data architecture landscape: highly distributed infinite (theoretically at least) storage of data, streaming features and API, KSQL? In this workshop we will go through the main features of Apache Kafka and discuss its evolved position in a big data architecture through use cases and through a hands on session in which we will store data through producers API, retrieve data through consumers API, see how data is partitioned and replicated, we will process data stored in Kafka through Kafka streams using KSQL. This workshop is entry level and addresses anyone interested in understanding how to get started with Apache Kafka and the role this solution can play in a big data architecture

Date: October 20, 2018, 9:30-13:30
TrainersValentina CrisanFelix Crisan
Location: eSolutions Academy, Budişteanu Office Building, strada General Constantin Budişteanu Nr. 28C, etaj 1, Sector 1, Bucureşti.
Number of places: 15  no more places left
Price: 150 RON (including VAT)

You can check out the agenda and register for future session here.