Let Spark Fly: Advantages and Use Cases for Spark on Hadoop

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Please join us on April 29, 2014 at 9am PDT for our latest Data Science Central Webinar Event: 

Let Spark Fly: Advantages and Use Cases for Spark on Hadoop sponsored by MapR and Databricks.

Apache Spark is currently one of the most active projects in the Hadoop ecosystem, and as such, there’s been plenty of hype about it in recent months, but how much of the discussion is marketing spin? And what are the facts?

Join MapR and Databricks, the company that created and led the development of the Spark stack, as we cut through the noise to uncover practical advantages for having the full set of Spark technologies at your disposal and reveal the benefits for running Spark on Hadoop.

In this DSC webinar event, you’ll get a quick introduction to the Spark ecosystem and learn:

  • How you can leverage the enhanced functionality Spark provides to Hadoop to solve for your specific use cases
  • How easy it is to develop applications and models using Spark APIs through our interactive demo
  • Why MapR is the only distribution that supports the complete Spark stack
  • What unique advantages you gain from having a complete Spark stack on Hadoop


Pat McDonough, Director, Databricks

Anoop Dawar, Senior Director, MapR Technologies

Hosted by: Tim Matteson, Cofounder, Data Science Central

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