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Real-Time Big Data Analytics by Shilpi Saxena, Sumit Gupta

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Chapter 6. Getting Acquainted with Spark

It is all about data! Isn't it?

One of the most critical objectives of most enterprises is to churn/analyze and mashup the variety of data received from different channels, such as CRM, portals, and so on, and uncover the truth that can help them formulate business/marketing strategies, informed decisions, predictions, recommendations, and so on. Now what matters is how efficiently, effectively, and quickly you can uncover the hidden patterns in the data.

The sooner you can, the better it will be!

Distributed computing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_computing) or the paradigm of parallel computing/processing played a pivotal role in achieving the key objectives of enterprises. Distributed computing ...

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