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From Vikash Pareek <>
Subject Re: How does spark work?
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:07:35 GMT
Obviously, you can't store 900GB of data into 80GB memory. 
There is a concept in spark called disk spill, it means when your data size
increases and can't fit into memory then it spilled out to disk.

Also, spark doesn't use whole memory for storing the data, some fraction of
memory used for processing, shuffling and internal data structure too.
For more detail, you can have a look at

Hope this will help you.


__Vikash Pareek
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