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Spark SQL?

Do we need to know Spark SQL for the CCA Spark and Hadoop certi?

Cloudera Employee
Posts: 75
Registered: ‎12-21-2015

Re: Spark SQL?

Support for Spark SQL is being added into CDH5.5  As of today, the exam is running on CDH5.3.2

So the answer is "not yet", but that will almost certainly change in the near future.


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Posts: 9
Registered: ‎01-19-2016

Re: Spark SQL?

CDH 5.3.0 ships with Spark 1.2.0 which in turn ships with support for Spark SQL. So I guess all CDH >= 5.3.0 must support Spark SQL. Unless CDH explicitly comes without Spark SQL support...



Cloudera Employee
Posts: 165
Registered: ‎07-30-2013

Re: Spark SQL?

That’s not correct. Please see the release notes

SparkSQL just exited alpha and is far from stable. As such, SparkSQL is
currently considered a “preview” in CDH. We love it and we’re
dedicating a lot of engineering resources to bring it to our standards
but as I’m sure you’re aware, it’s mainly Scala (pyspark lags),
it’s very buggy, it causes all kinds of havoc (esp. with Hive)….the
list goes on.

Once we get it running at scale, we’ll support it fully in our
distribution and we’ll test it. But today, it’s just not ready.