Nicholas Tietz will discuss the lessons he has learned in trying to scale up graphs to a billion vertex scale and how to do it while keeping your sanity. The talk will include high-level comparisons as well as a close look at some of Spark/GraphX’s features and performance traps.

Bio: Nicholas is a data engineer and math nerd at CrossChx and previously spent almost 3 years at GraphSQL, a Silicon Valley real-time graph processing startup.