Is Spark Overhyped?

There’s no doubt that the Apache Spark phenomena has taken the big data world by storm. But can the technology actually deliver according to the tremendous hype that is accompanying it, or has it been oversold?

There were some interesting takes on that question during last week’s Spark Summit. Thomas Dinsmore, an analytics consultant who has worked with companies like IBM, SAS, AT&T, and Citibank over his 30-year career in analytics, made valuable points on the Spark hype curve during the Spark 360 panel discussion moderated by O’Reilly Media‘s Ben Lorica.

Author: Alex Woodie

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