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Enlighten your Big Data with Apache Spark™?

Hadoop => Most cost effective and scalable system to store Big Data
Spark => Simple unified platform for all compute needs for Big Data
Hadoop + Spark => Complete Business Insights


  • Storage

  • Compute

  • Visualization

All Data in One Big Data Lake

With the cost-effective storage Hadoop and other Big Data technologies provide, you can now store petabytes of data at a fraction of cost versus traditional EDW systems. It means you never have to purge any data and all data will be available online to conduct your analytics.

New Insights in Real-Time

This additional data you can now store will lead to completely new insights to provide your business the competitive edge it needs. Apache Spark, which is the one and only compute platform you require on Big Data storage, will help you obtain these insights in a fraction of the time it took with traditional systems.

Data-Driven Organization

This makes the goal of being a data-driven organization a reality. No more intuition-driven decisions are now needed, which might have led to less than perfect decisions in the past. Every decision your organization now makes will be well-vetted and well-tested against existing data.

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Spark – The Unified Platform for Big Data Apps

Spark provides a single platform which has libraries for all of your Big Data compute needs.

No disparate compute tools, just libraries!

Over the years, multiple technologies have emerged to cater to different Big Data compute needs like Storm (Streaming), MapReduce, Hive (SQL-like interface), Pig (high-level scripting), Mahout (Machine Learning), etc.

These technologies came with their own set of features, as well as Challenges. Spark completely changed the game. It caters to different compute needs by simply providing right libraries. The following are the libraries which come with Spark bundled as standard:

  • Spark SQL
  • Spark Streaming
  • MLLib (Machine Learning Library)
  • GraphX

Our team of experts can help you process data using Spark and its libraries, so that you can derive actionable insights that improve your business.

Eureka or Enlightenment Phase

The promise of Big Data lies in being able to make more informed decisions – to increase sales, decrease costs or execute your mission more efficiently. Our Big Data analytics provide useful insights that until now could only be suggested by sampling or were completely invisible.

Visualize your way to insights

The insights you need are buried in huge amounts of fast-moving data in a variety of data types. Staring at raw data is not only often inefficient but can be also very boring. Humans believe in the power of stories; and the moment you start visualizing data, it starts telling stories.

We have expertise in all industry leading visualization tools like Tableau, Datameer and Qlikview. We can also help you create custom dashboards which provide tailor-made visualization interface.

Here are some examples of custom visualization.

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