There is no question that Apache Spark is on fire. It’s the most active big data project in the Apache Software Foundation, and was recently “blessed” by IBM who committed 3,500 engineers to advancing it. While some are still confused by what it is, or claiming it will kill Hadoop (which it won’t, or at least not the non-MapReduce parts of it), there are already companies today harnessing its power to build next generation analytics applications. Stratio are one such company. With an impressive client list including BBVA, Just Eat, Santander, SAP, Sony and Telefonica, Stratio claims more projects and clients with its Apache Spark-certified Big Data (BD) platform than pretty much anyone else.