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Spark 1.1 Update

For an overview of Spark, see the Apache Spark Page. On September 11, the Spark team announced release of Spark 1.1.   This latest version of Spark includes a number of significant enhancements: As announced at the Spark Summit, Shark is now converged with Spark SQL.  Databricks has migrated its Shark workloads to Spark, and reports 2X-5X performance improvement. The

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Spark Summit 2014 Roundup

Key highlights from the 2014 Spark Summit: Spark is the single most active project in the Hadoop ecosystem Among Hadoop distributors, Cloudera and MapR are clear leaders with Spark SAP now offers a certified Spark distribution and integration with HANA Datastax has delivered a Cassandra connector for Spark Databricks plans to offer a cloud service for Spark Spark SQL will absorb

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Smart Money: Venture Capital for Analytics 2013

Thanks to Crunchbase’s downloadable database, we can report that in 2013 investors poured more than $2 billion into Analytic startups, up 38% from 2012.  Crunchbase reports 2013 funding for Analytics ventures more than five times greater than in 2009. Palantir led the pack in new funding, going to the well twice, in October and December, to raise a total of $304m

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