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Andy Pernsteiner
Manager, Field Enablement, MapR

Andy is Manager of Field Enablement for MapR, where he spearheads efforts on demo creation, use case materials, ecosystem component testing and migration, and POC best practices. In addition, he is the field liaison to the Product Management and Engineering teams. Prior to MapR, Andy spent eight years at Isilon Systems in various roles, including escalations, delivery, and finally as the Principal Systems Engineer lead for Eastern North America. In his final two years at Isilon, he spent much of his time working on Hadoop opportunities, which gave him the chance to dip his toes into the waters of Big Data.

Andy currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. When not staring at screens of varying size, he enjoys road bicycling, hiking, and (attempting) home improvement projects.

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Posted on October 3, 2014 by Andy Pernsteiner

At MapR, we offer support for Spark and all of its ecosystem components running directly on our clusters. We are the only major Hadoop vendor currently offering full support (through a partnership with Databricks) on the entire Spark stack. This includes Spark-1.0, Spark-SQL and MLib. This is a how-to post that will help you get started with Spark on the MapR Sandbox.

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