IBM DeveloperWorks Article on Spark

An article posted recently on the IBM developerWorks website gives a nice over view of the Spark programming model.   The article entitled “Spark, an alternative for fast data analytics”,  by M. Tim Jones is available at   The article summary is below:

Summary:  Although Hadoop captures the most attention for distributed data analytics, there are alternatives that provide some interesting advantages to the typical Hadoop platform. Spark is a scalable data analytics platform that incorporates primitives for in-memory computing and therefore exercises some performance advantages over Hadoop’s cluster storage approach. Spark is implemented in and exploits the Scala language, which provides a unique environment for data processing. Get to know the Spark approach for cluster computing and its differences from Hadoop.