When Stratio met Spark: A true love story

Certified distribution

Stratio is delighted to announce that it is officially a Certified Spark Distribution. The certification is very important for us because we deeply believe that the certification program provides many benefits to the Spark community: It facilitates collaboration and integration, offers broad evolution and support for the rich Spark ecosystem, simplifies the adoption of critical security updates, and allows the development of applications valid for any certified distribution – a key ingredient for a successful ecosystem.

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First Apache Spark meetup

Stratio kicked off its first Apache Spark meetups earlier this month. Our friends and members of other groups on meetup joined in when we announced the group in Madrid.

Only 2 weeks later we celebrated our first Spark meetup. The expectation was unusually high. We counted 101 members on the group, 50 RVSP’d, and 8 members on the waiting list. This surprised us because Spark only recently became an Apache project and it is yet to be widely known in the mainstream enterprise in the US, never mind in Europe.

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Paper of the week: “BlinkDB: Queries with Bounded Errors and Bounded Response Times on Very Large Data” [1]

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”Text” This paper has been presented at the Eurosys 2013 conference and is avaiblable for download at the conference website. The paper presents BlinkDB that, despite its name, is not a database but a query engine on top of Hive and Shark, and it is used for running interactive SQL queries on large volumes of data using data samples.

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A formidable 2013 year of a Big Data start-up

The first 12 months of a BigData venture

We will remember 2013 as the year when Stratio was born. The brainchild of Oscar MéndezNacho CabreraJulio Casal and a few others, Stratio was only a number of disconnected ideas just 12 months ago. Some of the best ones were discussed, sometimes quite passionately, at a number of weekly web conferences between Madrid and Palo Alto in the early months of the year.

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Spark Summit 2013 – Stratio was in San Francisco

December 2nd 2013 was a great day for the Spark community: the first Spark Summit took place in San Francisco. The event confirmed Spark as one of the BigData tools with the highest adoption rate seen in the last years. The event hosted 450 professionals interested in this technology and showed the roadmap for the upcoming months.

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