“Databricks Spark Reference Applications” The Introduction section of this blog covers the basics of Apache Spark and Databricks. Apache Spark is a fast and general-purpose cluster computing system, and Databricks is a platform that provides high-level APIs in Java, Scala, Python and R, as well as an optimized engine that supports general computation graphs.

Databricks also comes with a variety of workloads and includes additional open source libraries in the Databricks Runtime. It also supports Databricks SQL which is a powerful query language for interacting with data.

This blog post will look at how to get started writing Apache Spark applications on Databricks by introducing the Log Analysis reference application. Logs are a large and common data set that contain a rich set of information; this reference application will walk you through how to calculate log statistics using the streaming library.

Finally, the blog post will provide an overview of the anatomy of a physical Spark cluster and explain how it works. This blog post aims to serve as your definitive guide once you’ve become accustomed to using and leveraging Apache Spark with Databricks.


In conclusion, the Apache Spark platform is a powerful tool for data processing, streaming, and analytics. With a wide range of libraries and programming languages available, customers can quickly get up and running with the technology. The Databricks Guide provides the definitive reference for teams who want to learn more about the platform and its capabilities.

The Databricks Reference Applications provide a set of practical examples that demonstrate how to use Apache Spark on Databricks. In addition, the self-paced Apache Spark tutorial provides an easy way to get familiar with the platform. Finally, the Apache Spark architecture and customer use cases are outlined in detail in the NetApp white paper.

With all of these resources available, teams have everything they need to start leveraging Apache Spark for their data processing needs.