On February 4th, Silicon Angle ran a Morning News Watch segment about the Top 5 Open Source Projects in Big Data. In the interview, Abhishek Mehta, Founder of analytics company Tresada, named Spark as one of the 5, and stated that it was a “Must Know About, Must Use” system for Data Scientists, noting that his company’s data scientists all write algorithms using Spark.
Three of the other projects named are being done by AMPLab sponsors Cloudera (Trevini and Impala) and Hortonworks (H Catalog). The article is at http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/02/04/top-5-open-source-projects-in-big-data-breaking-analysis/
The video on which the article is based is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfy2ovPj30E