The big news out of the Strata conference on Big Data is Tresata, a new company that as far as I can tell is the only one building commercial products on top of the new Apache Spark project. And that is precisely why they’re the belle of this year’s Big Data ball.
Spark is a large-scale data-processing engine. Tresata offers a Spark-based network-mapping application called NET 1.0. While the application itself isn’t nearly as exciting as what most enterprises are looking for (end-to-end customer metrics and analytics for decision-making), NET 1.0 is very emblematic of the future of Big Data applications.