zishuo li thinks this is interesting: Shared variables From Shared variables from Learning Apache Spark 2 by Muhammad Asif Abbasi Publisher: Packt Publishing Released: March 2017 Note Two kinds One is broadcast one accumulator Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/learning-apache-spark/14516153/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Learning Apache Spark 2 and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.