IBM Launches Cloud Development Hub for Apache Spark

Data scientists can analyze big data quickly with the IBM Cloud Bluemix platform-based hub. IBM has announced the creation of the first cloud-based development environment for near real-time analytics using Apache Spark. In the June 7 announcement, the company said the new hub, which they’ve named the Data Science Experience, offers 250 curated data sets, a collection of open source tools and a collaborative workspace, all designed to assist data scientists in finding and sharing meaningful insights with developers. It’s hoped that these insights will result in more rapidly developed applications. According to IBM’s press release, the new hub builds on IBM’s $300 million investment in Apache Spark.  Billed as a type of analytics OS, the Data Science Experience will extend Spark to over two million members of the R…


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