Blake Becerra

Software Engineer, IBM

Blake Becerra is a software engineer for the Enterprise Performance Management project at IBM, where he builds a data validation application to identify problems with the project’s ETL. He often focus his efforts on performance tuning and understanding spark on a deeper level.

Past sessions

Summit 2020 Fine Tuning and Enhancing Performance of Apache Spark Jobs

June 24, 2020 05:00 PM PT

Apache Spark defaults provide decent performance for large data sets but leave room for significant performance gains if able to tune parameters based on resources and job. We'll dive into some best practices extracted from solving real world problems, and steps taken as we added additional resources. garbage collector selection, serialization, tweaking number of workers/executors, partitioning data, looking at skew, partition sizes, scheduling pool, fairscheduler, Java heap parameters. Reading sparkui execution dag to identify bottlenecks and solutions, optimizing joins, partition. By spark sql for rollups best practices to avoid if possible