SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today released the findings of a survey of more than 2,100 enterprise developers, data scientists, executives and system architects, analyzing adoption patterns around the Big Data processing engine, Apache Spark.
Key findings include (download the full report here):
"The need to process Big Data faster has largely fueled the intense developer interest in Spark," according to Dr. Dean Wampler, Big Data Architect at Typesafe. "Hadoop's historic focus on batch processing of data was well supported by MapReduce, but there is an appetite for more flexible developer tools to support the larger market of 'mid-size' datasets and use cases that call for real-time processing."
"Coming directly from developers, this survey reiterated the rapid adoption of Spark for large-scale data processing. I'm especially excited by the breadth of use cases seen, which range from batch jobs to streaming and machine learning," said Matei Zaharia, CTO at Databricks and Vice President of Apache Spark. "It's this type of direct feedback and dialogue with our community that enables us to continue to improve the usability, performance and built-in libraries of Spark."
Developers across all industries have been turning to Typesafe to build Reactive applications, of which Big Data is a core component. Because it is built with Scala, it was a logical choice for Typesafe to add full lifecycle support for Apache Spark to the Typesafe Together Project Success Subscription program to accelerate developer adoption and success in building Reactive Big Data applications.
"This survey further validates Databricks' partnership and shared vision with Typesafe to bring a comprehensive suite of application development tools for developers that enable enterprises to operate with more agility and speed," said Kavitha Mariappan, vice president, marketing at Databricks. "We look forward to collectively utilizing this feedback to make the Spark developer experience not only richer but also as seamless as possible."
Other key findings addressed in the report (download the full report here) include:
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