Getting Started with Spark
By Dean Wampler, PhD
If you are exploring Big Data and wondering if Spark is right for your Reactive application, this white paper is for you. It provides an insightful overview of new trends in Big Data and includes handy diagrams of representative architectures, such as:
Hadoop with MapReduce and Spark
Event streaming Reactive applications built with the Lightbend Reactive Platform
Streaming data with a combination of Akka and Spark
Because Spark is implemented in Scala and leverages Akka, it presents a logically consistent extension to the Lightbend Reactive Platform. Take a closer look to see if Spark and Lightbend are the right combination for your Big Data application.
Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Lightbend Reactive Platform, developers can create message-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures by using projects like Lagom, Play Framework, Akka, Scala, Java, and Apache Spark. To help our customers succeed, Lightbend partners with technology pioneers such as Databricks, IBM, and Mesosphere.