IBM Launches Apache Spark-Based Data Science Experience

Aimed at making the cloud more data-friendly, IBM’s new Data Science Experience is a native Apache Spark platform for data scientists and developers. IBM has launched a new application for Apache Spark called the Data Science Experience, which the company is referring to as the first enterprise application for Apache Spark.In an interview with eWEEK, Ritika Gunnar, vice president of Offering Management for IBM Analytics, described the new IBM Data Science Experience as a cloud-based development environment for real-time, high-performance analytics that gives data scientists and developers the ability to access and ingest vast amounts of data and deliver new business insights.IBM made the announcement at Spark Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Last year at this event, IBM initiated a $300 million investment in making Spark the analytics operating system…


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