IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark

Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6. Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Apache Spark momentum continued this week as IBM’s SystemML machine learning engine for Spark won acceptance as a project by the open source Apache Incubator. Separately, Databricks, the company whose founders were the original architects of Spark at the University of California, Berkeley’s AMPLab, started showing off a preview of Spark 1.6 in the company’s software-as-a-service implementation of the platform. Spark 1.6 is due for general release in mid-December. The announcements from these two influential companies in the Spark community built…


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