MongoDB cozies up to Apache Spark with new Connector

At MongoDB World last week, MongoDB Inc. the company announced a new Connector for Apache Spark, enabling data scientists and developers using its database to enjoy the benefits of real-time analytics from rapidly-moving data. The MongoDB Connector for Apache Spark enables users to glean insights from “live, operational and streaming data”, MongoDB officials said. The company explained that it collaborated closely with the people over at Databricks Inc., the company that offers a commercial version of Apache Spark, and as such the new Connector has been given Databrick’s Certified Application status, guaranteeing integration and API compatibility between Spark process and MongoDB. MongoDB’s users have expressed great interest in using Spark with the database, Kelly Stirman, the company’s vice president of strategy and product marketing, told eWEEK. As such, MongoDB simply took…


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