Apache® Spark™ News

A Spark is Lit in HDInsight

Apache Spark has garnered a lot of developer attention and is often the top of agenda in my customer interactions. Since we announced support for Spark in HDP, we have seen broad customer adoption of our Spark offering. Our customers love Spark for the simplicity of its API, speed of development and the runtime performance. Spark is also democratizing Machine Learning and making it easier and approachable to more developers. Today Microsoft announced support for Spark in HDInsight – this is a big step towards driving customer adoption for Spark workloads on Hadoop clusters in Azure.