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

Published: 20 August 2018

ID: G00360975

Analyst(s): Sanjeev Mohan


Apache Spark is an open-source unified analytics engine that reduces the time between data acquisition and business insights delivery. Technical professionals can create batch and streaming pipelines, data transformation, machine learning and analytical reporting using common APIs.

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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