zeppelin notebooks

For some time I’ve been keeping an eye on the Apache Zeppelin project. I found with a recent look, that the project has developed to quite a mature standard despite it remaining a pre 1.0 release.

An upcoming workshop that I’m running on Writing Analytics presented me with the opportunity to road test it in a real scenario. I was originally intending to use a [Jupyter Notebook]() for this task, but Zeppelin provided me with the ability to (a) work in Scala (including Spark if necessary), (b) interact easily with S3, and © render the analytics with Angular.

So here is a summary of my initial investigation…