Databricks’ Kavitha Mariappan on Open Source Tools and Data Science

by Sam Dean – Aug. 15, 2016Comments (0)Databricks, a company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, has gained much momentum as Spark has gathered big backers and widespread development. Spark is one of the most active open source projects in the Big Data ecosystem, and there are increasing efforts among data scientists to leverage it and other open source tools. We caught up with Kavitha Mariappan (shown here), who is Vice President of Marketing at Databricks, for a guest post on open source tools and data science. Here are her thoughts. On Open Source Tools for Data Science By Kavitha Mariappan Open source software provides data scientists with the flexibility and power they need to do their work. In fact, recent surveys confirm…


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