Using Spark on Azure – Part 2 – Enter Power BI

As you have seen in Part 1 it is very easy to create a powerful Spark cluster and get some great data exploration capabilities right in the Zeppelin notebooks.  But at one point you may want to visualize your data so you can share it with your colleagues.  Power BI is an incredibly rich solution…

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Using Spark on Azure – Part 1

The world of data is one that is evolving quite rapidly, over the last years many new technologies have seen the light like Hadoop, Hive, Pig and many many more.  One project that has gotten quite some attention lately is Spark which is described as follows: “Spark is a fast and general engine for large-scale…

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