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Does Apache Spark have an edge over Hadoop (MapReduce)?

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Yes. The execution time of Spark is 100 times faster than MapReduce. Also, Spark is preferred for applications that require the usage of the same data again and again. Other important areas where Spark beats Hadoop include, building interactive queries in SQL, streaming, Machine Learning, etc.

Here is a video tutorial which you can watch to learn more about spark:-

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