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An Introduction to and Evaluation of Apache Spark for Big Data Architectures

Published: 10 October 2017

ID: G00324340

Analyst(s): Sanjeev Mohan


Apache Spark is an open-source in-memory data processing engine that reduces the time between data acquisition and business insights delivery. Technical professionals can leverage Spark's capabilities for batch and streaming ingestion, data transformation, machine learning, and analytical reporting.

Table Of Contents


  • Background
    • What Is Spark?
    • Is Spark Going to Displace Hadoop?
  • Spark Architecture
    • Spark Components
    • Summary
  • Spark Use Cases
    • Data Ingest
    • Data Transform
    • Machine Learning
    • Advanced Analytics
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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