Databricks CEO on Streaming Analytics, Deep Learning, and SQL

As Apache Spark continues to gain steam, so too does Databricks, the company behind the popular distributed processing framework. At the recent Strata + Hadoop World conference, we caught up with Databricks CEO and co-founder Ali Ghodsi to get the latest scoop on advances in the Spark world. Real-time streaming processing and streaming analytics is gaining a foothold these days. So it’s no surprise to see that Spark is in the middle of the action. “Streaming is taking off,” Ghodsi says. “This year there’s a huge uptick in real-time streaming.” Databricks, which drives development of Apache Spark, developed the new Structured Streaming engine in Spark 2.0 to make developing and deploying real-time applications easier. According to Ghodsi, no other framework can deliver everything that you need to build continuous applications.…


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