HFactory integrates Spark for advanced analytics

Posted on 17 May 2016

After using it in various customer projects over the last year, we have now finalised the integration of Apache Spark into the HFactory platform. From the very start, Spark was a natural extension of the work we had accomplished within HFactory: the solutions share the same functional programming principles, a focus on elegant and expressive APIs and both are built on the powerful Scala programming language. So we are especially pleased to now offer a fully packaged solution ...

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Scala gaining ground in the Hadoop ecosystem

Posted on 27 Aug 2014

Java has historically been the main development language within the Hadoop community. Both Apache Hadoop and HBase are developed in Java, as most of the early tooling for the platform. Overall, Java preeminence is clear, and the language’s vast pool of developers further guarantees its privileged position.

Over the last 2-3 years however, Scala has been gaining significant ground. Obviously the two languages should not be opposed, as Scala programs run in the JVM. Scala provides full ...

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