Loading Data from MapR Database Using the MapR Database OJAI Connector for Apache Spark

The MapR Database OJAI Connector for Apache Spark supports loading data as an Apache Spark RDD. Starting in the MEP 4.0 release, the connector introduces support for Apache Spark DataFrames and Datasets. DataFrames and Datasets perform better than RDDs. Whether you load your MapR Database data as a DataFrame or Dataset depends on the APIs you prefer to use. It is also possible to convert an RDD to a DataFrame.