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Logging to a NoSQL DB from Spark

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Logging effectively is often a hard task in standard applications. But when the application runs in a distributed environment, for instance, a Spark job in a...

A Brief History of Big Data

Why everybody talks about Big Data? Where does Hadoop come from? Which steps led to the diffusion of Spark? What’s next?

Spark-HBase-Connector 1.0.2 is out

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The Spark-HBase-Connector project started as a 3-days programming marathon I made last year. At home, with the flu. Now it is becoming one of the most popul...

Exception Handling in Apache Spark

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Apache Spark is a fantastic framework for writing highly scalable applications. Data and execution code are spread from the driver to tons of worker machine...