Spark Infographic: Advantages, activity, evolution of Spark adoption and main headlines.
Paper of the week: “BlinkDB: Queries with Bounded Errors and Bounded Response Times on Very Large Data” 
This paper has been presented at the Eurosys 2013 conference and is avaiblable for download at the conference website. The paper presents BlinkDB that, despite its name, is not a database but a query engine on top of Hive and Shark.
Our second Meetup of the Madrid Cassandra Users group took place on February 12th at Paradigma Tecnológico. The meetup consisted in two talks of 20 minutes each. Talk 1: Introduction to CQL3. Talk 2: A systems approach to the data life cycle.
We are happy to announce that our talk “Stratio Deep: an integration layer between Cassandra and Spark” has been selected for the “NoSQL matters conference”.
We will remember 2013 as the year when Stratio was born. The brainchild of Oscar Méndez, Nacho Cabrera, Julio Casal and a few others.
December 2nd 2013 was a great day for the Spark community: the first Spark Summit took place in San Francisco. The event confirmed Spark as one of the BigData tools with the highest adoption rate seen in the last years.