Salient Federal Solutions to Host Apache Spark Meetup - Focus on the Next Wave of Innovation in Big Data

Company Embraces Apache Spark as a Game Changing Solution

Oct 27, 2014, 07:00 ET from Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytics services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, announces it will host the Washington DC Apache Spark Meetup, on Thursday October 30, 6:00 PM9:00 PM at 7925 Jones Branch Dr. Suite 400 McLean, VA 22102.

Apache Spark is an open-source data analytics computing platform, especially popular in the Hadoop open-source community. This interactive Meetup for Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland users, enthusiasts, and explorers of Apache Spark brings together the business and technology community to exchange ideas and inspire and learn from each other about the capabilities and use cases for Spark. The October Meetup will showcase competitors in a "Spark Bake-off" to demonstrate vital analytics use cases, such as Interactive Exploratory Analytics, Machine Learning, Dashboards, and Faster ETL.

"We are so thrilled to see DC Apache Spark Meetup members such as Salient take such an active role in the Spark Community to host our Meetup, champion innovation in DC, and invest in building real world solutions leveraging Apache Spark," said Donna Fernandez, the lead organizer for the Washington DC Apache Spark Interactive Meetup and VP of MetiStream – a new Big Data startup offering services that utilizes Apache Spark technology. 

Salient's Data Analytics Center of Excellence has been actively employing Apache Spark along with other emerging data analytics technologies as part of Salient's distinctive Proof-to-Impact Analytics™ offering. Salient recognizes the need for data analytics strategies and approaches that will deliver real mission impact and value today. To be successful, Government agencies can no longer take an "analytics as usual" approach. Salient's Proof-to-Impact Analytics is anything but analytics as usual. It significantly compresses the time and cost to identify and transform the most relevant, best-fit data sources into high value analytics operationalized to yield targeted mission impacts. This offering helps Government agency clients focus on what they really want and need from analytics and integrate the use of analytics seamlessly into operational mission processes. The result is higher ROI and improved mission performance.

"We are pleased to host the October DC Apache Spark Meetup, as this reinforces our commitment to our customers who are turning to analytics and need our help with innovative solutions," said Cindy Walker, Vice President of Salient's Data Analytics Center of Excellence. "We are focused on broadening the adoption of next-generation technologies into our Proof-to-Impact Analytics offering to help our customers achieve better mission outcomes, while simultaneously improving operational efficiencies and increasing returns on their analytics investments."

About Salient Federal Solutions: A leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions enabling government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions. Salient is constantly working to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions, and domain expertise enabling customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today while anticipating tomorrow's evolving challenges. Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, Salient has offices in McLean, Colorado Springs, Orlando, San Diego, and Tampa. Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies and named Contractor of the Year. www.salientfed.com.

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