Accelerating Apache Spark 3.0 with GPUs and RAPIDS

Originally published at: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/accelerating-apache-spark-3-0-with-gpus-and-rapids/

Given the parallel nature of many data processing tasks, it’s only natural that the massively parallel architecture of a GPU should be able to parallelize and accelerate Apache Spark data processing queries, in the same way that a GPU accelerates deep learning (DL) in artificial intelligence (AI). NVIDIA has worked with the Apache Spark community…