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From Nicholas Chammas <>
Subject Re: [survey] [spark-ec2] What do you like/dislike about spark-ec2?
Date Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:48:09 GMT
Hi Everybody!

Thanks for participating in the spark-ec2 survey. The full results are
publicly viewable here:

The gist of the results is as follows:

Most people found spark-ec2 useful as an easy way to get a working Spark
cluster to run a quick experiment or do some benchmarking without having to
do a lot of manual configuration or setup work.

Many people lamented the slow launch times of spark-ec2, problems getting
it to launch clusters within a VPC, and broken Ganglia installs. Some also
mentioned that Hadoop 2 didn't work as expected.

Wish list items for spark-ec2 included faster launches, selectable Hadoop 2
versions, and more configuration options.

If you'd like to add your own feedback to what's already there, I've
decided to leave the survey open for a few more days:

As noted before, your results are anonymous and public.

Thanks again for participating! I hope this has been useful to the


On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 1:31 PM Nicholas Chammas <>

> Final chance to fill out the survey!
> I'm gonna close it to new responses tonight and send out a summary of the
> results.
> Nick
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 2:08 PM Nicholas Chammas <
>> wrote:
>> I'm planning to close the survey to further responses early next week.
>> If you haven't chimed in yet, the link to the survey is here:
>> We already have some great responses, which you can view. I'll share a
>> summary after the survey is closed.
>> Cheers!
>> Nick
>> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 11:09 AM Nicholas Chammas <
>>> wrote:
>>> Howdy folks!
>>> I’m interested in hearing about what people think of spark-ec2
>>> <> outside of the
>>> formal JIRA process. Your answers will all be anonymous and public.
>>> If the embedded form below doesn’t work for you, you can use this link
>>> to get the same survey:
>>> Cheers!
>>> Nick
>>> ​

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