Microsoft furthers its commitment to Apache Spark

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 07 June 2016
Microsoft furthers its commitment to Apache Spark

Microsoft is furthering its commitment to the Apache Spark open source cluster computing framework at this week’s Spark Summit.

Thousands of people have visited the event in San Francisco to learn more about what Spark can help them gain from big data.

Spark will continue to power Microsoft’s big data and analytics offerings, including Cortana Intelligence Suite, Power BI and Microsoft R Server.

The Spark for Azure HDInsight is now generally available, and introduces a managed Spark service that has been hardened for enterprise use.

R Server for HDInsight will be available later this year, making Spark intergration available both on-premise and in the cloud.

R Server for Hadoop on-premises will now be powered by Spark, and support both Microsoft R and native Spark execution frameworks.

Power BI will also be supporting for Spark Streaming. This allows users to publish real-time events from Spark Streaming into the Power BI visualisation tool.

Microsoft’s Joseph Sirosh will be making a keynote speech at the Spark Summit on 8 June.

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