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23d-26th of January 2019 / 23-26 Janvier 2019
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Friday, January 26 • 10:45 - 11:30
Converging GeoData, Big Data, And Web Applications

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For most of my lifetime in the computing world, GIS, data crunching and web serving were three very separate worlds. If a web app wanted access to the analysis there was a long process of ETL, DB work, imports and exports, and bribing various network and storage people for the resources you needed. If you were in GIS you could rinse and repeat this cycle. With the rise of containers, orchestration, cheap computing and networking, and over 10 years of people tackling large problems at new scales we have finally come to a convergence. It is now possible for us to actually use the same hardware, and more importantly, clustering software to converge all these workloads. I am going to lay out a high level vision of how this can look with Containers, Kubernetes, web servers, PostGIS, and Apache Spark. This can be considered a germ of what we can look to build in the future. I will demo this in action and show this is actually now achievable for mere mortals such as myself (and that’s being generous). This convergence allows GIS anddata analysis to move from custom R or Python scripts on your desktop to a front-line accessible web app. At the same time, you can “constrain” the analysis to prevent “analysis overreach”.

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Steven Steven Pousty

Red Hat
Steve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and Developer Evangelist with Red Hat Middleware. He goes around and talks about cool technology that sometimes involves Red Hat Technology. He has spoken at over 100 conferences and done over 75 workshops including Monktoberfest, MongoNY, JavaOne, FOSS4G... Read More →

Friday January 26, 2018 10:45 - 11:30
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