Setting up Spark development environment

Now that you know what Spark is for, we'll show you how to set up and test a Spark development environment on Windows, Linux (Ubuntu), and macOS X — whatever common operating system you are using, this article should give you what you need to be able to start developing Spark applications. What is Spark … Continue reading Setting up Spark development environment

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Apache Spark Introduction

In this first Spark article, I'll try to answer the question "What is Spark?" and give you an in-depth overview of what makes it special. I'll outline the main features, including some of the advanced functionality. I'll also show you some of the main building blocks. What is Spark? Apache Spark is an open-source cluster-computing … Continue reading Apache Spark Introduction