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In 2014, Spark was used to win the Daytona Gray Sort benchmarking challenge, processing 100 terabytes of data stored on solid-state drives in just 23 minutes. The previous winner used Hadoop and a different cluster configuration, but it took 72 minutes. This win was the result of processing a static data set. Spark’s performance can be even greater when supporting interactive queries of data stored in memory, with claims that Spark can be 100 times faster than Hadoop’s MapReduce in these situations

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