Fast Data Processing Systems with SMACK Stack

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Learn
  • Design and implement a fast data Pipeline architecture
  • Think and solve programming challenges in a functional way with Scala
  • Learn to use Akka, the actors model implementation for the JVM
  • Make on memory processing and data analysis with Spark to solve modern business demands
  • Build a powerful and effective cluster infrastructure with Mesos and Docker
  • Manage and consume unstructured and No-SQL data sources with Cassandra
  • Consume and produce messages in a massive way with Kafka
About

SMACK is an open source full stack for big data architecture. It is a combination of Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, and Kafka. This stack is the newest technique developers have begun to use to tackle critical real-time analytics for big data. This highly practical guide will teach you how to integrate these technologies to create a highly efficient data analysis system for fast data processing.

We’ll start off with an introduction to SMACK and show you when to use it. First you’ll get to grips with functional thinking and problem solving using Scala. Next you’ll come to understand the Akka architecture. Then you’ll get to know how to improve the data structure architecture and optimize resources using Apache Spark.

Moving forward, you’ll learn how to perform linear scalability in databases with Apache Cassandra. You’ll grasp the high throughput distributed messaging systems using Apache Kafka. We’ll show you how to build a cheap but effective cluster infrastructure with Apache Mesos. Finally, you will deep dive into the different aspect of SMACK using a few case studies.

By the end of the book, you will be able to integrate all the components of the SMACK stack and use them together to achieve highly effective and fast data processing.

Features
  • This highly practical guide shows you how to use the best of the big data technologies to solve your response-critical problems
  • Learn the art of making cheap-yet-effective big data architecture without using complex Greek-letter architectures
  • Use this easy-to-follow guide to build fast data processing systems for your organization
Page Count 376
Course Length 11 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781786467201
Date Of Publication 22 Dec 2016

Authors

Raúl Estrada Aparicio

Raúl Estrada Aparicio is a programmer since 1996 and Java Developer since 2001. He loves functional languages such as Scala, Elixir, Clojure, and Haskell. He also loves all the topics related to Computer Science. With more than 12 years of experience in High Availability and Enterprise Software, he has designed and implemented architectures since 2003.

His specialization is in systems integration and has participated in projects mainly related to the financial sector. He has been an enterprise architect for BEA Systems and Oracle Inc., but he also enjoys Mobile Programming and Game Development. He considers himself a programmer before an architect, engineer, or developer.

He is also a Crossfitter in San Francisco, Bay Area, now focused on Open Source projects related to Data Pipelining such as Apache Flink, Apache Kafka, and Apache Beam.

Raul is a supporter of free software, and enjoys to experiment with new technologies, frameworks, languages, and methods.