As a data scientist and engineer, I appreciate that Apache Spark has many components to make it easy to analyze, gain insight, and to generate recommendations from my data. However, as noted within my previous presentation , one of the things missing is an easy way for analysts to visualize their data.
The good news is there is an easy way to gain visuals of your data by connecting Tableau to SparkSQL! As noted in my Tableau Data14 presentation (slides are embedded below), there is an unofficial method to connect Tableau to SparkSQL.
For more information, please read on at An Absolutely Unofficial Way to Connect Tableau to SparkSQL (Spark 1.1)