Big data is booming and it's no doubt this trend is likely to continue well into the future. This can be attributed to several reasons — the first being that large amounts of data are being generated every day by businesses, consumers, and even governments. This large amount of data needs to be analyzed for valuable insights. To do so, businesses are hiring big data experts who can process this unstructured data and extract value from it.
When analytics is a huge part of your big data process, Apache Spark is becoming an integral platform in your big data ecosystem. Spark is a popular distributed processing framework and the core of the Apache Spark platform is its in-memory distributed dataset abstraction.