On Thursday we learned about an alternative language for analyzing big data: Scalding. It’s built on Scala and is used extensively by the Twitter Revenue group. Oscar Boykin presented a lecture that he and Argyris Zymnis put together for us:
Because scalding is built on the functional programming language Scala, it has an advantage over Pig in that you can have the equivalent of user-defined functions directly in your code. See the lecture notes for more details. Be sure watch the video to get all the details especially since Oscar managed to make us all laugh throughout his lecture. Thanks guys!