Spark Summit (2013-12-02)
You can launch Spark quite simply in minutes using Elastic Mesos. Add your AWS credentials and you get an Apache Mesos cluster running on EC2 in just a few clicks, with no added costs other than what Amazon AWS charges.
We show a demo for how to launch a Mesos cluster and then deploy Spark. Then we discuss development of support for PMML on Spark -- for importing predictive models from analytics frameworks such as R, SAS, SPSS, SAP, Microstrategy, etc. This is a popular practice in Finance, and shows a compelling area of Enterprise use cases for Spark adoption in industry.