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From Ted Yu <>
Subject Re: Java vs. Scala for Spark
Date Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:07:08 GMT
Performance wise, Scala is by far the best choice when you use Spark.

The cost of learning Scala is not negligible but not insurmountable either.

My personal opinion.

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 6:50 AM, Bryan Jeffrey <>

> All,
> We're looking at language choice in developing a simple streaming
> processing application in spark.  We've got a small set of example code
> built in Scala.  Articles like the following:
> would seem to indicate that Scala is great for use in distributed
> programming (including Spark).  However, there is a large group of folks
> that seem to feel that interoperability with other Java libraries is much
> to be desired, and that the cost of learning (yet another) language is
> quite high.
> Has anyone looked at Scala for Spark dev in an enterprise environment?
> What was the outcome?
> Regards,
> Bryan Jeffrey

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