AWS Makes it Easy to Run Spark/Shark on Elastic MapReduce

This weekend, Amazon released scripts and instructions that make it easy to launch Spark and Shark on Elastic MapReduce. Their documentation  includes examples of how to run both interactive Scala commands and SQL queries from Shark on data in S3. Head over to the Amazon article for details. This development makes it even easier for people to get started with analytics at scale using Spark and Shark, and to our knowledge, makes Spark the first non-HadoopMR engine that you can launch with EMR.