January 13, 2016

Apache Spark 1.6: Strong Typing, Faster Throughput

The release of Spark 1.6 continues the evolution of the data analysis platform toward greater performance and usability, according to Reynold Xin, co-founder of Spark sponsoring company Databricks. He noted that the number of project contributors has topped 1,000, a 50 percent increase in the past year.

He points to automatic memory management among the ways the new release makes life simpler for users.

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