Episode  Summary:

This episode features Jean-Yves Stephan Co-Founder & CEO @ Data Mechanics (recently Acq. by Spot by NetApp), during our discussion we talk about optimizing Spark to run in the cloud at a low cost.

Top 3 Value Bombs:

  1. Running Spark CAN be expensive but there are ways to reduce your current operating costs by 50-75% by smart automations (i.e.  tune for node type, memory and CPU). 
  2. Spot instances can lower your costs by utilizing unused instances. 
  3. Creating serverless architectures and using containers will allow for more flexibility with deployment models and scalability.