Why IBM loves Apache Spark

In June, IBM announced a number of initiatives aimed at bringing the power of Apache Spark – an open source distributed computing framework – to the masses. These include donation of code, educational drive and opening of a dedicated Spark Technology Center in the heart of the Silicon Valley. But why is IBM is throwing so many resources at an open source project? “This is the first time so many capabilities have come together in a single platform,” Anjul Bhambhri, vice president of Big Data and Analytics business at IBM told DatacenterDynamics. “It allows you to deal with structured, semi-structured and unstructured data, build models, score those models, run machine learning algorithms, and really be able to build very rich analytic applications. And the speed that we are seeing is…

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