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All the operations from the title are natively available in relational databases but doing them with distributed data processing systems is not obvious. Starting from 3.0, Apache Spark gives a possibility to implement them in the data sources.
It's the last part of the series about the Adaptive Query Execution in Apache Spark SQL. So far you learned about the physical plan optimizations. But they're not alone and you will see that in this blog post.
So far you learned about skew optimization and coalesce shuffle partition optimizations made by the Adaptive Query Execution engine. But they're not the single ones and the next one you will discover is also related to the shuffle.
Apart from big and complex changes in the Adaptive Query Execution like skews or partitions coalescing, there are also some others, less complex. Although their smaller complexity, it doesn't mean they are not important. Especially when one of these changes offers a reuse of the subqueries.
Shuffle partitions coalesce is not the single optimization introduced with the Adaptive Query Execution. Another one, addressing maybe one of the most disliked issues in data processing, is joins skew optimization that you will discover in this blog post.
In my previous blog post you could learn about the Adaptive Query Execution improvement added to Apache Spark 3.0. At that moment, you learned only about the general execution flow for the adaptive queries. Today it's time to see one of possible optimizations that can happen at this moment, the shuffle partition coalesce.
One of Apache Spark's components making it hard to scale is shuffle. Fortunately, the community is on a good way to overcome this limitation and the new release of the framework brings some important improvements on this field.
A query adapting to the data characteristics discovered one-by-one at runtime? Yes, in Apache Spark 3.0 it's possible thanks to the Adaptive Query Execution!
Apart from the date and time management, another big feature of Apache Spark 3.0 is the work on the PostgreSQL feature parity, that will be the topic of my new article from the series.
A few weeks ago I wrote 3 posts about file sink in Structured Streaming. At this time I wasn't aware of one potential issue, namely an Out-Of-Memory problem that at some point will happen.
After previous presentations of the new date time and functions features in Apache Spark 3.0 it's time to see what's new on the streaming side in Structured Streaming module, and more precisely, on its Apache Kafka integration.
I remember my first days with Apache Spark and the analysis of available RDD data sources. Since then, I have used a lot of them, except the binary data which is a new implemented part in Apache Spark SQL in the release 3.0.
After date time management, it's time to see another important feature of Apache Spark 3.0, he new SQL functions.
I have to consider myself as a lucky guy since I've never had to deal with incorrectly formatted files. However, that's not the case of everyone. Hopefully, Apache Spark comes with few configuration options to manage that.
When I was writing my blog post about datetime conversion in Apache Spark 2.4, I wanted to check something on Apache Spark's Github. To my surprise, the code had nothing in common with the code I was analyzing locally. And that's how I discovered the first change in Apache Spark 3.0. The first among few others that I will cover in a new series "What's new in Apache Spark 3.0".
I presented in my previous posts how to use a file sink in Structured Streaming. I focused there on the internal execution and its use in the context of data reprocessing. In this post I will address a few of the previously described points.
You have 2 different datasets and want to process them as a single unit? Maybe you have some legacy data that you need to process alongside the brand new dataset? JOIN is not an option because the goal is to build a single processing unit and not combine the rows. UNION operation can be a good fit for that.
In my previous post I introduced the file sink in Apache Spark Structured Streaming. Today it's time to focus on an important concept of this output format which is the manifest file lifecycle.
One of the homework tasks of my Become a Data Engineer course is about synchronizing streaming data with a file system storage. When I was trying to implement this part, I found a manifest-based file stream that I will explore in this and next blog posts.
Sometimes I come back to the topics I already covered, often because by mistake I discover something new that can improve them. And that's the case for my today's article about idempotence in stateful processing.