Big Data on the Raspberry Pi 2

Newcastle-based Darren has written a tutorial that covers installing Apache Spark on the Raspberry Pi. Spark is a Scala library that is used for the analysis of so-called “big data”. This is the first in a series of posts and his next will deal with setting up a cluster of Pi 2s to do fast, distributed analysis. As he points out, it has to be the Pi 2 due to the increased memory and multiple cores, and it is limited by the specs of the machine such as the comparatively low throughput of the network interface. Read more here.

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