IBM’s Massive Spark Initiatives Include an Offering for Data Scientists

by Sam Dean – Jun. 30, 2016Comments (0)People all over the Big Data and Hadoop communities are becoming increasingly interested in Apache Spark, an open source data analytics cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley. In fact, Spark has drawn billions of dollars of commitments from organizations including IBM. As I covered here, IBM  has called Apache Spark “potentially the most important new open source project in a decade that is being defined by data.” IBM is weaving Spark into its own product offerings, but also note that the company has a new offering for data scientists that leverages Spark and cloud services. Big Blue announced the first cloud-based development environment for near real-time, high performance analytics, “giving data scientists the ability to access and ingest data…


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