My name is Neta Barkay , and I'm a data scientist at LivePerson.
I'd like to share with you a talk I presented at the Underscore Scala community on "Efficient MapReduce using Scalding".
In this talk I reviewed why Scalding fits big data analysis, how it enables writing quick and intuitive code with the full functionality vanilla MapReduce has, without compromising on efficient execution on the Hadoop cluster. In addition, I presented some examples of Scalding jobs which can be used to get you started, and talked about how you can use Scalding's ecosystem, which includes Cascading and the monoids from Algebird library.
Read more & Video: https://connect.liveperson.com/community/developers/blog/2014/02/25/scalding-reaching-efficient-mapreduce