Spark 1.2 released

Today, Apache Spark 1.2 has been released with the following highlights: Improved Spark Core Spark Streaming now more or less fully available via Python as well MLLib has been improved GraphX is now stable Big congrats and thanks to the team!…

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The Essential Apache Spark Cheat Sheet

DZone provides now an Apache Spark Cheat Sheet: This Refcard introduces Spark, explains its place in the big data ecosystem, walks through setup and creation of a basic Spark application, and explains commonly used actions and operations.…

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Spark Tutorial University of Maryland

This is a two-and-a-half day tutorial on the distributed programming framework Apache Spark. The class will include introductions to the many Spark features, case studies from current users, best practices for deployment and tuning, future development plans, and hands-on exercises. http://lintool.github.io/SparkTutorial/…

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Databricks Spark Reference Applications

Reference Applications demonstrating Apache Spark - brought to you by Databricks: http://databricks.gitbooks.io/databricks-spark-reference-applications/…

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Spark Panel Discussion with Cloudera, MapR & Pivotal

The Los Angeles Spark Users Group recently hosted a panel discussion on Spark, featuring respresentatives of three Big Data vendors: http://inside-bigdata.com/2014/10/08/spark-panel-discussion-cloudera-mapr-pivotal/…

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Spark Summit East 03/2015

The Spark Summit is comming to the East coast: from March 18-19 2015 Spark pracitioners will meet in New York. Keep an eye on that!…

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Next-generation web analytics processing

Folks from Adobe Research made a prototype Spark-based web analytics query engine called Spindle available via GitHub.…

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Implementing Lambda Architecture with Apache Spark

I just returned from Berlin where I was invited to the popular Big Data Beers meet-up, talking about how to implement the Lambda Architecture with Apache Spark. Great audience, great discussions and yeah, enough beer for everyone thanks to the sponsor, Futurice. Thanks for having me, folks!…

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Spark Summit 2014 training material

The Spark Summit 2014 training material is now available. The course material (2GB in total!) includes slide decks, videos and more—an invaluable source for uptraining in the Spark space!…

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