IBM Releases Cloud-Based Apache Spark Development Environment

A new, cloud-based development environment for Apache Spark from IBM aims to offer data scientists high-performance analytics in near real time, the company announced yesterday. Called the Data Science Experience, the new environment will be available on IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform with 250 curated data sets, open source tools and a collaborative workspace. Big Blue has invested some $300 million to develop Apache Spark as a sort of operating system for analytics. Spark was originally developed by the University of California, Berkeley’s AMPLab before being donated to Apache as an open source framework. IBM said it created the Data Science Experience to offer data scientists the computing speed and flexibility of the Spark platform, with faster access to more data.Accelerating Innovation “The Data Science Experience’s open and collaborative environment allows…


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