Ian Pointer

Ian Pointer is a senior big data and deep learning architect, working with Apache Spark and PyTorch. He has more than 15 years of development and operations experience.

5 things we hate about Spark

5 things we hate about Spark

Spark has dethroned MapReduce and changed big data forever, but that rapid ascent has been accompanied by persistent frustrations

First look: Couchbase’s new SQL for NoSQL

First look: Couchbase’s new SQL for NoSQL

Couchbase Server 4.0 addresses NoSQL’s biggest pain point with SQL-like query language for its document datastore

Apache Flink: New Hadoop contender squares off against Spark

Apache Flink: New Hadoop contender squares off against Spark

A flexible replacement for Hadoop MapReduce that supports real-time and batch processing, Flink offers advantages over Spark

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