Spark Articles

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    Magnet: A scalable and performant shuffle architecture for Apache Spark

    October 21, 2020

    Co-authors: Min Shen, Chandni Singh, Ye Zhou, and Sunitha Beeram At LinkedIn, we rely heavily on offline data analytics for data-driven decision making. Over the years, Apache Spark has become the primary compute engine at LinkedIn to satisfy such data needs. With its unique features, Spark empowers many business-critical tasks at LinkedIn, including data...

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    Addressing bias in large-scale AI applications: The LinkedIn Fairness Toolkit

    August 25, 2020

    Co-authors: Sriram Vasudevan, Cyrus DiCiccio, and Kinjal Basu At LinkedIn, our imperative is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce, something that would be impossible to accomplish without leveraging AI at scale. We help members and customers make decisions by providing them with the most relevant insights based on the available...

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    Spark-TFRecord: Toward full support of TFRecord in Spark

    May 4, 2020

    Co-authors: Jun Shi, Mingzhou Zhou Introduction In the machine learning community, Apache Spark is widely used for data processing due to its efficiency in SQL-style operations, while TensorFlow is one of the most popular frameworks for model training. Although there are some data formats supported by both tools, TFRecord—the data format native to TensorFlow—is...

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    Advanced schema management for Spark applications at scale

    March 25, 2020

    Co-authors: Walaa Eldin Moustafa, Wenye Zhang, Adwait Tumbde, Ratandeep Ratti Introduction Over the years, the popularity of Apache...

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    Avro2TF: An open source feature transformation engine for...

    April 4, 2019

    Co-authors: Xuhong Zhang, Chenya Zhang, and Yiming Ma Today, we are announcing a new open source project called Avro2TF. This project...

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    Spark Summit 2017: Research, Open Source, and Community

    June 2, 2017

    Next Tuesday marks the start of the Spark Summit Conference in San Francisco. This year, LinkedIn engineers and data scientists are...