Apache Spark is a fast cluster computing system supporting interactive queries with SQL, machine learning, and graph computation all handled through the Spark API. The Apache Spark Java Library enables developers to quickly write programs in Java that access a unified engine in order to process large amounts of data. Supported by the Apache Software Foundation, the Java library comes well documented.
On the Amazon cloud you could create many options for running databases in the cloud. A brief look at "Running databases on AWS" suggests comprehensive cloud as a database service resourcesoffered by Amazon. While Amazon RDS offers you the choice of MySQL, Oracle or SQL Server, Amazon DynamoDB offers you NoSQL storage while Amazon SimpleDB offers schemaless database.
Voxbone API offers real-time delivery of mobile and toll-free numbers from over 50 countries. Google makes the cost of cloud storage nearly free. Plus: the Australian Bureau of Labor Stats stealth API, and Acquia scales API calls for a major train operator.
As the database market continues to expand, many start-ups in the space are focusing on honing their key points of differentiation to carve out a customer market. FoundationDB -- with founders from the Adobe-acquired Visual Sciences -- believes that their transactional, API-at-the-core database software will continue to increase in importance as customers seek a NoSQL solution with the reliability of SQL. Cofounder and CEO of FoundationDB David Rosenthal spoke with ProgrammableWeb about how customers are using FoundationDB and why it is worth having an "extremely opinionated API" at its center.