IBM, Couchbase, Snowflake add Spark connectors

Today is Day 2 of the three-day Spark Summit event in San Francisco. As I reported yesterday, MapR and Microsoft have already made Spark distribution-related announcements timed for the event. Today, it’s IBM’s turn, as the company has announced a new Spark development environment. And, going back to yesterday, there were Spark connector announcements from Couchbase and Snowflake Computing that I wasn’t able to cover. Let’s look at all three announcements now. IBM, Spark and RIBM, who, you may recall, made a splashy announcement, around a $300M investment in Spark support, at least year’s Spark Summit, today announced a major software deliverable from that initiative. That deliverable is a cloud-based development environment for Spark permitting developers to author code in R. The product, dubbed “Data Science Experience,” combines a Jupyter…


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