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Big Data SMACK: A Guide to Apache Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, and Kafka by Isaac Ruiz, Raul Estrada

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© Raul Estrada and Isaac Ruiz 2016

Raul Estrada and Isaac Ruiz, Big Data SMACK, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2175-4_2

2. Big Data, Big Solutions

Raul Estrada and Isaac Ruiz1

(1)Mexico City, Mexico

In Chapter 1, we answered the Why?. In this chapter, we will answer the How?. When you understand the Why, the answer to the How happens in only a matter of time.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Traditional vs. modern (big) data

  • SMACK in a nutshell

  • Spark, the engine

  • Mesos, the container

  • Akka, the model

  • Cassandra, the storage

  • Kafka, the broker

Traditional vs. Modern (Big) Data

Is time quantized? Is there an indivisible amount of time that cannot be divided? Until now, the correct answer to these questions was “Nobody knows.” The only certain thing is that on ...

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