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 Javaย 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, itโ€™s aboutย  “anything can become a Spark datasource.” When I was working for Zaloni, we […]

Chapter 8 of Spark with Java is out and it covers ingestion, as did chapter 7. However, as chapter 7 was focusing on ingestion from files, chapter 8 focus on […]

Apache Spark has been a game changer for distributed data processing, thanks to an easy to understand API, a focus on simplicity, and an adoption of modern infrastructure. However, rumors […]

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 […]