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Data Analysis Introduction to Big Data Where and How is Big Data Used Domain: Data Storage

Jeffrey Kwok
Jeffrey Kwok
3,006 Points

are there big data tools that help analyze JSON files?

title says it all

1 Answer

Jared Smith
Jared Smith
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hey Jeffrey,

Many popular Big Data toolsets can help you import JSON into a form that's easily analyzed with the toolset.

For example, you can use Apache Spark's DataFrames to import JSON and query over them: https://spark.apache.org/docs/latest/sql-programming-guide.html#json-datasets

You can also do this in Hadoop: https://dzone.com/articles/hadoop-practice (search for "JSON", it's further down on the page).

Finally, you can always parse your JSON file into a more representative format using a language like Python, then import it into other tools.

Best, Jared

Jeffrey Kwok
Jeffrey Kwok
3,006 Points

HI Jared,

Thank you for your reply. In your opinion, what differentiates Apache Spark's Frame from Hadoop?