There are two clear trends in the big-data ecosystem: the growth of machine learning use cases that leverage large distributed data sets, and the growth of Spark’s Machine Learning libraries (often referred to as MLlib) for these use cases. In fact, Spark’s MLlib library is arguably the leading solution for machine learning on large distributed data sets.
Intel and Cloudera have collaborated to speed up Spark’s ML algorithms, via integration with Intel’s Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL).
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,
Since the launch of sparklyr, working with Apache Spark in Apache Hadoop has become much easier for R users. sparklyr contains a dplyr interface into Spark and allows users to leverage crucial machine learning algorithms from Spark MLlib and H2O Sparkling Water. This greatly reduces the barrier of entry for R users in adopting Spark as a tool for big data and should go a long way in enabling R workloads to migrate to Hadoop.