Find out a little bit more about this open source big data tool.

The popular open source big data processing framework Apache Spark has become one of the most talked about pieces of technology in recent years.

The popularity of the framework, which is designed around speed and ease of use, has seen the likes of IBM, Microsoft, and others align their own analytics portfolios around the technology.

Built on top of Hadoop MapReduce it extends this model in order to use more types of computations including, Interactive Queries and Stream Processing.

As a standalone deployment Spark sits on top of Hadoop Distributed File System so that space is allocated for HDFS.

Apache Spark can be downloaded from the Apache Software Foundation site which lists numerous Spark releases and the type of package so that users can find the right version for their purposes.

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