A brief history of XML - From hype to useful data format

Vadim Mytarev Flexter, Hadoop, Spark, XML, XSD

Is XML really dead? When it first became popular about 20 years ago, XML was meant to be the one and only format to serialize, encapsulate, and exchange data. The serialization format to end all serialization formats so to speak. This was a bold claim. Has it materialised? Over the last couple of years it has become clear that this ...

Take the pain out of XML processing on Spark.

Maciek Kocon Big Data, Spark, XML

Did you ever have to process XML files? Complex and large ones? Lots of them? No matter which processing framework or programming language you use it always is pain. It never is easy. It can be sure that it is very time consuming and error prone. Unless you have a very simple XML file you are guaranteed to run into ...