I have not yet gotten to the point of running standalone. In my case I'm still working on the initial product and I'm running directly in Eclipse and I've compiled using the Spark maven project since the downloadable spark binaries require Hadoop. With that said, I'm running fine and I have things working but the info logging is so verbose in Eclipse that my own console logging ultimately gets drowned out. Is there a programmatic way to tell Spark to stop logging so much to the console?