Tools in Data Science: Apache Spark

Intro

There’s a tons of tools available for use by data science professionals. Each tool comes with its own unique strengths and weaknesses. One of those tools is Apache Spark.

Apache Spark

Apache Spark or simply put Spark is a powerful analytics engine and without a doubt the most leveraged tool in the realm of data science. Spark is designed with the specific goal of handling both batch as well as stream processing.

It comes equipped with tons of APIs to facilitate repeated access to data for the purposes of dat storage in SQL, Machine Learning, and etc. This tool is an improvement on Hadoop and processes one hundred times quicker than MapReduce.

Spark has plenty of Machine Learning APIs to assist Data Scientists in generating predictions with their data.

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