Apache Spark Adoption by the Numbers

(Robolab/Shutterstock) It’s been about three years since Apache Spark burst onto the big data scene and became one of the hottest technologies on the planet. Judging by the numbers surrounding Spark’s adoption—including things like salaries, attendance, and committers–the future of Spark looks quite bright. Wondering how much money Spark developers make? (We know you are!) According to Tech Overflow’s latest developer survey, Spark tied with Scala for the top-paying job in technology, with Spark developers in the U.S. earning an average of $125,000 per year. It’s interesting to note that Spark and Scala were tied, considering that Spark was largely written in Scala, and that Scala remains the most popular language for programming Spark applications. From a global perspective, Spark was the fourth highest paying job, behind F#, Dart, and…


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