Memory Management in Spark

Rishitesh Mishra has started a new series on slow or failing Spark applications and starts with the big reason:

If we were to got all Spark developers to vote, out of memory (OOM) conditions would surely be the number one problem everyone has faced. This comes as no big surprise as Spark’s architecture is memory-centric. Some of the most common causes of OOM are:
* Incorrect usage of Spark
* High concurrency
* Inefficient queries
* Incorrect configuration

Definitely worth the read.

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