Apache Spark Review

It's enabled interactive self-service access to data​.

Valuable Features

There are several valuable features.

  • Interactive data access (low latency)
  • Batch ETL-style processing
  • Schema-free data models
  • Algorithms

Improvements to My Organization

We have 1000x improvement in performance over other techniques. It's enabled interactive self-service access to data.

Room for Improvement

Better integration of BI tools wold be a much appreciated improvement.

Use of Solution

I've used it for about 14 months.

Deployment Issues

I haven't had any issues with deployment.

Stability Issues

It's been stable for us.

Scalability Issues

It's scaled without issue.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Customer service is excellent.

Technical Support:

Technical support is excellent.

Previous Solutions

Yes, we previously used Oracle, from which we ported our data.

Initial Setup

The initial setup was simple.

Implementation Team

We implemented it with our in-house team.

Other Advice

Be sure to Uuse the Apache versions and avoid vendor-specific extensions.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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