In a related blog post, Microsoft pledged an “extensive commitment for Spark to power Microsoft’s big data and analytics offerings including Cortana Intelligence Suite, Power BI, and Microsoft R Server,” by announcing:
- Spark for Azure HDInsight General Availability (moving this out of preview)
- R Server for HDInsight in the cloud powered by Spark (also moving this out of preview)
- R Server for Hadoop on-premises now powered by Spark
- Power BI support for Spark Streaming
You can follow along with all of the action from Spark Summit on Twitter @spark_summit. Additionally, if you’re not at the show (which you’re not, because you’ve decided to spend your time on Aberdeen Essentials!), you can view a free live stream of the event, available Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM PDT.