The presentation given at the IBM Data Science Connect Meeting introducting Apache Spark with several examples from statistics, SQL, image processing, and graphs.
Kevin Mader is a lecturer in the X-ray Microscopy Group within the Department for Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on turning big hairy 3D images into simple, robust, reproducible numbers without resorting to black boxes or magic. In particular, as part of several collaborations, he is currently working on automatically segmenting full animal zebrafish images, characterizing rheology in 3D flows, and measuring viral infection dynamics in cell lines.
4Quant: From Images to Statistics - http://www.4quant.com
Spark Demo from this presentation - https://gist.github.com/kmader/755c2d99c23f4cbe2e74