Saturday, June 11, 2016

Azure += Apache Spark

Microsoft bets on Apache Spark to power its big data and analytics services | TechCrunch

"Microsoft ... announced that it is making a serious commitment to the open source Apache Spark cluster computing framework. After dipping its toes into the Spark ecosystem last year, the company today launched a number of Spark-based services out of preview and announced that the on-premises version of R Server for Hadoop (which uses the increasingly popular open source R language for big data analytics and modeling) is now powered by Spark."