Apache Spark

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A curated list of awesome Apache Spark packages and resources.

Apache Spark is an open-source cluster-computing framework. Originally developed at the University of California, Berkeley's AMPLab, the Spark codebase was later donated to the Apache Software Foundation, which has maintained it since. Spark provides an interface for programming entire clusters with implicit data parallelism and fault-tolerance (Wikipedia 2017).

Users of Apache Spark may choose between different the Python, R, Scala and Java programming languages to interface with the Apache Spark APIs.


Language Bindings

Notebooks and IDEs

  • almond - A scala kernel for Jupyter.
  • Apache Zeppelin - Web-based notebook that enables interactive data analytics with plugable backends, integrated plotting, and extensive Spark support out-of-the-box.
  • Polynote - Polynote: an IDE-inspired polyglot notebook. It supports mixing multiple languages in one notebook, and sharing data between them seamlessly. It encourages reproducible notebooks with its immutable data model. Orginating from Netflix.

General Purpose Libraries

  • Succinct - Support for efficient queries on compressed data.

SQL Data Sources

SparkSQL has serveral built-in Data Sources for files. These include csv, json, parquet, orc, and avro. It also supports JDBC databases as well as Apache Hive. Additional data sources can be added by including the packages listed below, or writing your own.




Time Series Analytics

Graph Processing

  • SparklingGraph - Library extending GraphX features with multiple functionalities useful in graph analytics (measures, generators, link prediction etc.).

Machine Learning Extension

  • Apache SystemML - Declarative machine learning framework on top of Spark.
  • Mahout Spark Bindings [status unknown] - linear algebra DSL and optimizer with R-like syntax.
  • KeystoneML - Type safe machine learning pipelines with RDDs.




Natural Language Processing


  • Apache Bahir - Collection of the streaming connectors excluded from Spark 2.0 (Akka, MQTT, Twitter. ZeroMQ).


  • Apache Beam - Unified data processing engine supporting both batch and streaming applications. Apache Spark is one of the supported execution environments.


Web Archives

Workflow Management






Projects Using Spark

  • Oryx 2 - Lambda architecture platform built on Apache Spark and Apache Kafka with specialization for real-time large scale machine learning.
  • Photon ML - A machine learning library supporting classical Generalized Mixed Model and Generalized Additive Mixed Effect Model.
  • PredictionIO - Machine Learning server for developers and data scientists to build and deploy predictive applications in a fraction of the time.
  • Crossdata - Data integration platform with extended DataSource API and multi-user environment.


  • Spark Technology Center - Great source of highly diverse posts related to Spark ecosystem. From practical advices to Spark commiter profiles.

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Wikipedia. 2017. “Apache Spark — Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Apache_Spark&oldid=781182753.


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