More Organizations Kicking the Tires of Spark As Data Tool of Choice

One would obviously expect Hadoop to dominate the discussions at the recent Strata & Hadoop World conference in San Jose, CA. But much of the buzz this year was around Apache Spark, and how Spark might fit into the data management strategies of many organizations.Arno Candel, chief architect at H20.ai,shared his observations with Information Management on what conference attendees were most interested in, and how those needs are influencing his company’s go-to-market strategies. Information Management: What are the most common themes that you heard among conference attendees and how do those themes align with what you expected?Arno Candel: Many of the people I spoke with were interested in how Spark can, or would, fit into their overall data management and analytics strategy. While we at H2O.ai have been seeing increasing interest…


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