What is Spark? Six reasons why CIOs should find out (and one why they shouldn't)

John Leonard
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Spark is a favourite among developers and data scientists, but why would a CIO need to know about it? John Leonard asks delegates at Spark Summit Europe for their views

A couple of years ago, those of us who follow developments in big data technologies began to hear a new word: Spark. This was at the stage when many organisations had started to take notice of t...

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