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Apache Spark Execution Plan Analysis

Karthik Penikalapati digs into Spark SQL explain plans:

In this blog post, we will explore how the¬†Explain¬†Plan can be your secret weapon for debugging and optimizing Spark applications. We’ll dive into the basics and provide clear examples in Spark Scala to help you understand how to leverage this valuable tool.

All I’m saying is, if some company wants to create SQL Sentry Plan Explorer for Apache Spark, I’d be down with it. That loss of an intuitive and powerful graphical interface for execution plans is definitely a point of friction when working with Apache Spark and Spark SQL.