IBM’s announcements at the recent Spark Summit in SF bodes well for enterprise adoption of Spark. Ben Horowitz jokingly referred to IBM’s endorsement as akin to a Rabbi blessing Spark as kosher for use in an enterprise.
I recently sat down with a set of luminaries at the Spark Summit and asked them about how Spark is perceived in enterprises. Below is a selection of responses:
- Mike Olson, Chairman and co-founder of Cloudera
- Martin Van Rysk, SVP of Engineering at Datastax
- Beth Smith, GM of the analytics Platform at IBM
As I noted in a recent Radar article, Spark is very popular in China:
Unbeknownst to many, the largest Spark deployments are in China. Tencent publicly discussed their 8,000 node Spark cluster at Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose this past February, and other large Chinese companies such as Alibaba and Baidu have shared lessons from running large Spark deployments.
I recently spoke with a variety of people who’ve been following the rise of Apache Spark in China. Here are some highlights:
- Michael A. Greene, VP at Intel
- Reynold Xin, co-founder of Databricks
- Bing Xiao, Head of Big Data at Huawei