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E10 - Benefits of Apache Spark on Z Systems

Topic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW

Subtopic: 2016

The recent growth and adoption of Apache Spark as an analytics framework and platform is timely and helps meet these challenging demands. This presentation showcases that Apache Spark can be used in conjunction with high volume OLTP database technologies such as IMS, DB2 for z/OS, to perform analytical tasks on vast amounts of data without impacting transactional performance. This presentation also provides a scenario on how to provide this capability for users running XML analytics using the Spark framework with SparkSQL. The concept makes the use of the in-memory clustered computing without storing the data outside of an existing database.

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