Five Things to Watch for At This Year’s Strata + Hadoop Conference

James Haight, Principal Analyst, Blue Hill Research With the Strata + Hadoop World conference kicking off Monday, I would like to offer my perspective to help attendees who are at risk of being overwhelmed by all the noise and hype that are sure to follow. Last year, at Strata + Hadoop World in New York, conference goers were dazzled by Apache Spark. Now, Spark has established itself in many circles as the next logical step in the evolution of big data analytics. However, there is still a disconnect between the potential opportunity for Spark and its immediate practical appeal. There is no doubt that Spark, as a supercharged processing engine, offers tremendous gains and brings new capabilities to big data initiatives. But in some cases, Spark solves a problem that…


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