Overview of the Apache Spark Ecosystem

This article is featured in the new DZone Guide to  Big Data Processing, Volume III. Get your free copy for more insightful articles, industry statistics, and more.  As the size of data continues to grow, the tools necessary to effectively work with it become exponentially more important. If software is eating the world, then Apache Spark has the world’s biggest appetite. The primary value of Spark is its ability to control an expandable cluster of machines, and make them available to the user as though they were a single machine ecosystem. The objective of this article is to help make the under-the-hood elements of Spark less of a mystery, and to transfer existing programming knowledge and methods into the power of the Spark engine. At the core of Spark functionality…


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