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How Spark Democratizes Analytic Value from Hadoop Lakes

So you’ve installed Hadoop and built a data lake to house all the bits and bytes that your organization previously discarded. So now what? If you follow the advice from industry experts, the next step on your analytics journey is to add Apache Spark to the mix.

It’s common for people to confuse Hadoop with analytics, says Rob Thomas, vice president of product development at IBM Analytics. “Hadoop itself doesn’t do analytics,” Thomas tells Datanami. “Hadoop is the data storage platform. Spark is the analytics platform. It’s really misunderstood, I think.”

Source: datanami.com
Author: Alex Woodie

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