IBM Commits to Apache Spark Compute Engine


Calling Apache Spark “the most important new open source project in a decade that is being defined by data,” IBM today announced that it will embed the compute engine into its analytics and commerce platforms and offer Spark as a service on IBM Bluemix.

As part of its new commitment to Spark, Big Blue also says it will assign more than 3,500 IBM researchers and developers to work on Spark-related projects at more than a dozen labs worldwide and will donate its IBM SystemML machine learning technology to the Spark open source ecosystem. It also pledged to educate more than one million data scientists and data engineers on Spark.

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