The Apache Spark big data framework is the latest big thing in the world of big data. But for those unfamiliar with Spark, it can seem overwhelming. In this edition of Talking Data, Tech Target editors Ed Burns and Jack Vaughan recap the recent Spark Summit and provide a primer on what Spark is, why it's garnering so much hype and how people are using it.
One of the central questions around Spark relates to whether analytics professionals can handle a new "next big thing." Many are still trying to wrap their heads around Hadoop, and Spark adds one more wrinkle. The framework may offer a long list of functionality, but for busy CIOs and analysts, is it worth the trouble? Take a listen to the podcast to find out.
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