Ian Pointer

Ian Pointer is a senior big data and deep learning architect, working with Apache Spark and PyTorch. He has more than 15 years of development and operations experience.

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What’s new in Apache Spark? Low-latency streaming and Kubernetes

What’s new in Apache Spark? Low-latency streaming and Kubernetes

Continuous processing and native Kubernetes support in Apache Spark 2.3 spell the end for micro-batching and Hadoop

What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained
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What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

Fast, flexible, and developer-friendly, Apache Spark is the leading platform for large-scale SQL, batch processing, stream processing, and machine learning

Look out, Spark and Storm, here comes Apache Apex

Look out, Spark and Storm, here comes Apache Apex

A new open source streaming analytics solution derived from DataTorrent's RTS platform, Apex offers blazing speed and simplified programmability. Let's give it a spin

Apache Beam wants to be uber-API for big data

Apache Beam wants to be uber-API for big data

New, useful Apache big data projects seem to arrive daily. Rather than relearn your way every time, what if you could go through a unified API?

Which freaking big data programming language should I use?

Which freaking big data programming language should I use?

When it comes to wrangling data at scale, R, Python, Scala, and Java have you covered -- mostly

Why Spark 1.6 is a big deal for big data

Why Spark 1.6 is a big deal for big data

Already the hottest thing in big data, Spark 1.6 turns up the heat. Here are the high points, including improved streaming and memory management

5 things we hate about Spark

5 things we hate about Spark

Spark has dethroned MapReduce and changed big data forever, but that rapid ascent has been accompanied by persistent frustrations

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