Big data brawlers: 4 challengers to Spark

Big (and even not so big) data hasn’t been the same since Apache Spark made inroads with developers and became a staple ingredient in big data clouds. But Spark is far from perfect. It’s certainly improving, as version 2.0 shows, but if a competitor offers a better handle on what Spark does and more, developers will pay attention. [ Also on InfoWorld: Apache Hive brings real-time queries to Hadoop as the perfect partner for an enterprise data warehouse. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]Here are four projects emerging as possible competition for Spark, with new approaches to handling the conventional in-memory batch processing Spark is famous for and the streaming Spark continues to…


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