Spark Consulting, Development, and Training

47 Degrees is comprised of Certified Spark Developers with real-world production experience integrating Apache Spark, a fast and general cluster computing system for Big Data.

What is Spark?

Spark is a fast and general cluster computing system for Big Data. It provides high-level APIs in Scala, Java, and Python, and an optimized engine that supports general computation graphs for data analysis. A recent survey dictated that 88% of Spark users are also utilizing Scala as their language of choice. The two are a logical choice and play nice together because Spark was written in Scala, but it also has APIs in Java, Python, and R. Apache Spark is also the number one open-source project within the Big Data ecosystem, and with over 1,000 contributors, the technology is improving at an accelerating pace.

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Why use Spark?

Apache Spark is quickly assuming it’s place as the premiere technology to handle big data, it features:

  • Integrated platform

    Spark provides a comprehensive set of integrated data tools, with new data tools added on a near daily basis.

  • Extensible platform

    Designed for extensibility making it simple to add new components.

  • Near real-time:

    Spark Streaming provides the ability to process data in mini-batches yielding scalable, high throughput, near real-time processing of data streams.

  • Speed:

    Spark includes “query optimizers” that can optimize over multiple steps.

  • Clean rich API:

    The Spark API supports iterative computation providing the opportunity to create concise code.

  • Scalable:

    Designed to run on large, scalable clusters of nodes.

  • Reliable:

    Easily recovers from failures using checkpointing or re-computation.

  • Interconnectivity:

    Spark connects to a wide variety of data sources and sinks including most databases and messaging systems.

  • Angie's List Case Study

    The Engineering team at Angie’s List knew that they needed to transition their site to a more modern, flexible and performance-based framework like Scala. Their rapid growth was not compatible with the current .Net legacy stack and they were finding the infrastructure to be inflexible, slow, and lacking the usability they required to move forward. When they needed specific expertise from highly experienced Scala developers for the transition, the team turned to 47 Degrees.

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  • Mark Brewer

    Increasingly, organizations demand web applications that are resilient, interactive, scalable and even-driven to meet end user expectations. Reactive applications like these require sophisticated tools and middleware to build, deploy and manage them. The team at 47 Degrees has demonstrated impressive creativity and vision in this new space of reactive applications and we’re thrilled to have a working partnership as they continue to help build forward thinking web and mobile applications with Scala, Play Framework and Akka.

    • - Mark Brewer
    • CEO, Lightbend

What's your data worth?

Contact us for more information on how our experts can enhance your large-scale data processing to help you increase productivity, speed, and reliability/scalability so you can focus on deriving real value from your data.