Installing Your First Spark Cluster

Learn how to install and configure a small spark cluster on Digital Ocean

Mark Ewing

12 minute read

Installing your first spark cluster So, if you’re like me you’ve been using a lot of traditional tools for data science/analytics/whatever you want to call it. R is great, it’s flexible, it’s powerful but it’s slow and memory constrained. At work I’ve got a VM with 16Gb and one call can increase it. At home I’ve got an 8 Gb machine and honestly, it works fine for what I do here.