Apache Spark Outgrowing Hadoop as Users Increasingly Move to the Cloud

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark, released the findings of a survey of more than 1,400 respondents from the Spark community to identify how organizations and users are utilizing the data analytics and processing engine. The 2015 Spark User Survey results determined that the number of standalone deployments of Spark eclipses those on YARN as more users run Spark independent of Hadoop. Users that are running Spark in standalone (48 percent of respondents) exceeds those running Spark on YARN (40 percent of respondents), alongside a majority of users running Spark in the public cloud. The survey also found that 51 percent of respondents run Spark on a public cloud. With more than 600 contributors in the last 12 months (up from 315 contributors the 12-months prior), Spark is…


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