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Spark 2.0.1 has arrived

After 2 months of contributors squashing lots of bugs, Apache has released Spark 2.0.1. Given the complete rewrite of many subsystems within the code base for 2.0, it's not surprising that it contains over 100 critical bug fixes. All Spark 2.0 users are encouraged to...

Spark 2.0 is here

After months of eagerly waiting, it's finally here! I've been using nightly builds for the last few months, but for those not willing to live on the edge, Spark 2.0 is now officially out. I could highlight all the wonderful changes and enhancements, but the good folks...

Is SAS still relevant?

I'm increasingly being asked the same question in a number of different ways. Essentially the question boils down to this; Given that open-source analytics, and Apache Spark in particular have become such a force to be reckoned with, does SAS still have any relevance?...

The summer of Spark 2.0

Summer is almost upon us, the birds are chirping the frogs are croaking, and the smell of 2.0 is in the air. The great team of Spark developers have turned a corner and are busy fixing and polishing 2.0 for release, likely coming in 6-8 weeks from now. I'm so excited...

Spark 1.6.1 Is Here

The fine team of dedicated Spark developers have been at it again, fixing, cleaning, and polishing 1.6.0 to become 1.6.1. The main changes are almost all bug fixes, with some documentation cleanup as well. Grab your copy today at http://spark.apache.org/downloads.html.

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Announcing Free Spark 101 Training Day

We are proud to be offering a free training day in Ottawa on Tuesday April 25, 2017 in  Ottawa. Please email inquiry@wisewithdata.com if you would like to attend. Spaces are limited. Below is a syllabus of the topics that will be covered, which includes live coding...

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Announcing Free Spark 101 Training Day

We are proud to be offering a free training day in Ottawa on Tuesday April 25, 2017 in  Ottawa. Please email inquiry@wisewithdata.com if you would like to attend. Spaces are limited. Below is a syllabus of the topics that will be covered, which includes live coding...

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