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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Seattle Spark Meetup Roundup

The most recent Seattle Spark Meetup covered topics as wide as: the Spark Summit 2014, xPatterns, Mesos, Tachyon, IPython Notebox and Machine Learning.…

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Spark in the cloud

Databricks announced at the recent Spark Summit 2014 a new way to use Spark: Databricks Cloud, a fully managed Spark-as-a-Service offering including metrics and analytics dashboards. You can now sign up for the beta!…

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ADT on Apache Spark

The Application Development Trends (ADT) has published an article titled Apache Spark Big Data Tool Gets Better SQL Support in Major New Release, discussing Spark SQL's API, YARN and commercial support options. …

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Spark SQL performance news

The Databricks team has put together a preview on upcoming performance improvements in Spark SQL.…

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Data Analytics at eBay

In the blog post Using Spark to Ignite Data Analytics eBay's analytics team explains how Apache Spark fits into its analytic data infrastructure: Today Spark is most commonly leveraged at eBay through Hadoop via Yarn. … Through the Hadoop Yarn framework, eBay’s Spark users are able to leverage clusters approaching…

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