Could Apache Spark become a universal computation engine?

Spark Summit keynotes are known for their surprises, and this year the stand-out changes were in data streaming, with sub-millisecond times predicted for some workloads.

With multiple avenues open for potential success, the community is watching as Spark matures to fulfill the promise of what it could be: But does that promise include becoming a database? Exploring the gap between theoretical possibilities and reality, Matthew Hunt (pictured) technologist at Bloomberg LP, discussed the maturation of Spark with George Gilbert (@ggilbert41) and David Goad (@davidgoad), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, during this year’s Spark Summit event in San Francisco, California.

Author: Betsy Amy-Vogt


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