Trends Report

Brief: Apache Spark Ignites The Big Data Landscape

The First Spark Summit East Showcased Spark's Time-To-Insights Benefits

June 15th, 2015
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Gene Leganza
With contributors:
Leslie Owens , Shaun McGovern

Summary

Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals who are still unaware of Apache Spark's virtual hijacking of the big data technology agenda should get up to speed: The high-performance platform makes powerful processing available through a simple interface. This brief provides evidence of Spark's swift adoption and explains why Forrester expects its rapid growth to continue. Enterprise architects must balance the need for innovation with risk management — but should not ignore the risks of a wait-and-see attitude.

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