We posted several blog posts about sparklyr (introduction, automation), which enables you to analyze big data leveraging Apache Spark seamlessly with R. sparklyr, developed by RStudio, is an R interface to Spark that allows users to use Spark as the backend for dplyr, which is the popular data manipulation package for R.
If you are interested in sparklyr, you can learn how to use it with the official document,
User-defined functions (UDFs) are a key feature of most SQL environments to extend the system’s built-in functionality. UDFs allow developers to enable new functions in higher level languages such as SQL by abstracting their lower level language implementations. Apache Spark is no exception, and offers a wide range of options for integrating UDFs with Spark SQL workflows.
In this blog post, we’ll review simple examples of Apache Spark UDF and UDAF (user-defined aggregate function) implementations in Python,
After the GA of Apache Kudu in Cloudera CDH 5.10, we take a look at the Apache Spark on Kudu integration, share code snippets, and explain how to get up and running quickly, as Kudu is already a first-class citizen in Spark’s ecosystem.
As the Apache Kudu development team celebrates the initial 1.0 release launched on September 19, and the most recent 1.2.0 version now GA as part of Cloudera’s CDH 5.10 release,
Cloudera Director helps you deploy, scale, and manage Apache Hadoop clusters in the cloud of your choice. Its enterprise-grade features deliver a reliable mechanism for establishing production-ready clusters in the cloud for big-data workloads and applications in a simple, reliable, automated fashion.
Cloudera Director Overview
In this post, you will learn about new functionality in release 2.3, but first, if you’re new to Cloudera Director, let’s revisit what it does.
- On-demand creation and termination of clusters: Using Cloudera Director,
Cloudera is proud to announce that Cloudera Enterprise 5.10 is now generally available (GA). The highlights of this release include the GA of the new columnar storage engine Apache Kudu, improved cloud performance and cost-optimizations, and cloud-native data governance for Amazon S3.
As usual, there are also a number of quality enhancements and bug fixes (learn more about our multi-dimensional hardening/QA process) and other improvements across the stack. Here is a partial list of what’s included (see the Release Notes for a full list):