How to Evaluate Cloud-based Apache Spark™ Platforms

On-Demand Webinar

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Since its release, Apache® Spark™ has quickly become the fastest growing big data processing engine. But few companies have the domain expertise and resources to build their own Spark-based infrastructure - often times resulting in a mix of tools that are complex to stand up and time consuming to maintain.

There are several cloud-based platforms available that allow you to harness the power of Spark while reaping the advantages of the cloud. This webinar features ESG senior analyst Nik Rouda who will share research and best practices to help decision makers evaluate the most popular cloud-based Apache Spark solutions and to understand the differences between them.

The webinar will provide you with the tools to:

  • Define the evaluation criteria and compare common options.
  • Set up a successful proof of concept (PoC).
  • Estimate the total cost of ownership (TCO) and assess the return on investment (ROI).
  • Nik Rouda

    Senior Analyst - ESG

    Nik is a senior analyst covering big data, business intelligence, analytics, visualization, and other technologies that help people understand what is happening in their business. He enjoys working with early stage investors in validating both products and business models. He has a broad IT background spanning both infrastructure and applications, a customer-focused perspective, and extensive experience in marketing and technical sales worldwide.