Spark 2 offers a huge but yet backward-compatible break from the Spark 1.x, not only in terms of high-level API but also in performance. And spark the module with the most significant new features is Spark SQL.
In this hackerday, we will explore a number of this features in practice.
We will discuss using various dataset, the new unified spark API as well as the optimization features that makes Spark SQL the first way to explore in processing structured data.
However, there are times when it is inevitable to resort to Spark Core - RDD in Spark 2. We will explore that as well alongside the newest and cool structured streaming API that enables fault-tolerant stream processing engine built on the Spark SQL engine.