AnswerRocket is about empowering business users with search-based analytics against any data source. Apache Spark is an open source cluster computing framework with an in-memory data processing model.
Spark SQL is a Spark module for structured data processing and can act as distributed SQL query engine enabling Hadoop queries to run up to 100x faster. It also provides powerful integration with the rest of the Spark ecosystem (e.g., integrating SQL query processing with machine learning).
When combined with AnswerRocket’s ability to translate a natural language query to SQL, users now have true self service big data discovery and visualization on Spark.