Are you still building data pipelines with Java and Python? Are you curious about the current buz...
Are you still building data pipelines with Java and Python? Are you curious about the current buzz in the Big Data community surrounding Scala as a data processing environment? In this talk I'll discuss how Spotify migrated its music recommendations pipeline from Python to Scala. I'll dive into the language specific features that make Scala the ideal candidate for big data processing as well as highlight the rich set of tools and APIs that we take advantage of to process music recommendations for our 50 Million active users including Scalding, Breeze, Kafka, Spark, Parquet, Driven and Zeppelin.