Microsoft will soon be starting a commitment with open source framework, Apache Spark.
The technology giant began working with Spark last year. Now the company plans to launch several Spark services and even announced that Spark would power the on-premises version of Hadoop’s R Server, which has become popular for big data analysis.
Additionally, the cloud version of R Server will be moving out of preview and is slated for full release late this summer with Azure HDInsight, which will be managed by Spark. Power BI will also use Spark Streaming, allowing users the ability to use Spark’s real-time data.
Microsoft commented that these releases are part of “an extensive commitment for Spark to power Microsoft’s big data and analytics offerings.” Moreover, these most recent offerings will allow the services for analytics and big data to exist under one umbrella, the Cortana Intelligence Suite.
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