Tag Archives: Spark Streaming

Spark 1.6 Released

The Spark team announces release of Spark 1.6.0.  For a full list of new features, review the release notes here.  On the Databricks blog, Michael Armbrust, Patrick Wendell and Reynold Xin announce the release and summarize key enhancements.  In November, the same authors announced a preview of the release. The contributor base continues to grow, as shown in the chart

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Spark Summit Europe Roundup

The 2015 Spark Summit Europe met in Amsterdam October 27-29.  Here is a roundup of the presentations, organized by subject areas.   I’ve omitted a few less interesting presentations, including some advertorials from sponsors. State of Spark — In his keynoter, Matei Zaharia recaps findings from Databricks’ Spark user survey, notes growth in summit attendance, meetup membership and contributor headcount.

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Big Analytics Roundup (September 28, 2015)

Strata+Hadoop World NYC is upon us.  Andrew Brust opines that there will be three themes at Strata this year: (1) Spark “versus” Hadoop; (2) streaming goes mainstream; (3) data governance matters.  My take: “Spark versus Hadoop” is controversy for the sake of people who like controversy.  Spark works with Hadoop, and Spark works with other platforms, or by itself.  Use

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Big Analytics Roundup (August 3, 2015)

This week: IBM pours new wine into old bottles; priorities for the newly formed R Consortium; insight into Spark Streaming and Spark ML pipelines; and the usual snark. The Linux Foundation’s Apache Big Data conference to be held in Budapest in September has already posted slides featuring Spark, Ignite, S2Graph, Kylin and WSO2. Greta Roberts of Talent Analytics wants you

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Spark 1.4 Released

On June 11, the Spark team announced availability of Release 1.4.  More than 210 contributors from 70 different organizations contributed more than 1,000 patches.  Spark continues to expand its contributor base, the best measure of health for an open source project. Spark Core The Spark team continues to improve Spark operability, performance and compatibility.  Key enhancements include: The first phase in

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Big Analytics Roundup (April 6, 2015)

Late posting today due to holiday travel. In the week following Spark Summit East, a number of Spark skeptics surfaced, a sign that people take Spark seriously. The top item of the week, though, is Tiernan Ray’s interview with Michael Stonebraker in Barrons, a must-read. Analytic Software Forrester published its latest “wave” for Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, an inaptly

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Big Analytics Roundup (March 30, 2015)

Lots of Spark news this week, following last week’s Sparkalanche, plus some other non-Spark news just to show that Big Analytics isn’t entirely about Spark. Alteryx In IntelligentHQ, Maria Fonseca interviews Alteryx COO George Mathew, argues that analytics is for people.  Left unanswered: who else it could be for. Analytic Startups Analytics vendor Ayasdi lands a $55 million “C” round.

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