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Max Seiden
Lead Spark Engineer, Platfora

Max Seiden has been a member of the Engineering Team at Platfora since 2013, and has been deeply involved in the design and development of their Spark, MapReduce, and Hadoop based data-processing technologies. Prior to joining Platfora, Max spent a summer in the KPCB Engineering Fellows program and studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he earned his B.S. in Computer Science.

The power of machine learning in Spark

The power of machine learning in Spark

June 13, 2016 | by Max Seiden, Lead Spark Engineer, Platfora
Spark’s built-in machine-learning library (MLlib) provides a key differentiator from predecessor open source technologies and leverages Spark’s distributed, in-memory execution model. Take a look at some practical applications for specific Spark machine-learning algorithms in three advanced...
Spark: The operating system for big data analytics

Spark: The operating system for big data analytics

April 29, 2016 | by Max Seiden, Lead Spark Engineer, Platfora
Spark’s momentum is building, and it is rapidly emerging as the central technology in analytics ecosystems within organizations. See why Spark’s technical advancements around iterative processing combined with its easy overall environment and tool set for developers make it a true operating system...