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  • IBM research teams aim to maximize the capabilities of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark.
  • Big data is growing, but as more data is produced, it’s harder to analyze that data entirely in main memory.
  • One solution to main memory issues, currently in the trial process, uses flash storage attached through the Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface.
  • Researchers are examining how to accelerate Spark’s workloads using GPUs.