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

Published: 14 January 2020

ID: G00451200

Analyst(s): Sumit Pal , Sanjeev Mohan


Apache Spark is an open-source unified analytics engine to process large data volumes in near real time for continuous intelligence. Data and analytics technical professionals can create batch and streaming pipelines, data transformation, machine learning and analytical reporting using common APIs.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Spark?
  • Spark Architecture
    • Spark Components
    • Comparing Apache Hadoop and Spark
  • Spark Use Cases
    • Data Ingest
    • Data Transformation
    • Machine Learning
    • Advanced Analytics
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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