I like to use π day, to remember a few things about science and technology that influence who I am. This year, π day is perfect for that. Let me tell […]

As you may know, I start writing Apache Spark with Java (now renamed Spark in Action, 2nd edition). Usually, as the book develops, authors share a few excerpt of the book […]

Yesterday, during Ignite 2018, Microsoft announced that they will integrate Apache Spark more tightly with SQL Server 2019. If you missed previous announcements around SQL Server, it now runs on […]

This new chapter, chapter 4, of Spark with Java (https://www.manning.com/books/spark-with-java) is not only about celebrating laziness, it also teaches, through examples and experiments, the fundamental differences in building a data […]

Chapter 3 of Spark with Java is focusing on the dataframe. There is something majestic with Apache Spark’s dataframe, like those mountains of Montana. Apache Spark revolves around the concept of […]

Chapter 9 still covers Spark ingestion (like chapter 7 and chapter 8), but this time, it’s about  “anything can become a Spark datasource.” When I was working for Zaloni, we […]

Spark Summit Europe 2017 just concluded, here, in Dublin. More than 102 speakers, 1200 attendees, and an impressive Databricks team attended the 3-day long celebration. Spark is reaching a new […]

NCDevCon is a yearly event in the Triangle, targeted for developers of all breeds, from front-end to back-end. Its origin starts in the ol’ days of Adobe ColdFusion, and thus […]