Posts by Jason Patton

Scala – Beyond Spark Jobs

If you’re in tune with the goings on in the realm of “Big Data,” you’ve no doubt heard of, if not worked with, a nifty distributed data processing platform by the name of Apache Spark. If you’ve tinkered around with Spark at all, you’ll have at least heard of a programming language by the name …

Big Data and Elasticsearch: Beyond Simple Text Search

Elasticsearch has quickly become a powerful and necessary tool in the world of Big Data. This robust product has a full and ever growing range of capabilities that extend beyond quickly locating documents based on string matches.