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AMPLAB is a University of California, Berkeley lab focused on Big data analytics located in Soda Hall. The name stands for the Algorithms, Machines and People Lab.[1][2] It has been publishing papers since 2008[3] and was officially launched in 2011.[4]

While AMPLab has worked on a wide variety of big data projects, many know it as the lab that invented Apache Spark.[5]


  1. ^ "AMPLab Releases Succinct, A New Way to Query Data in Spark". Datanami. 2015-11-11. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  2. ^ Harris, Derrick. "Gigaom | The lab that created Spark wants to speed up everything, including cures for cancer". Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  3. ^ "Publications | AMPLab – UC Berkeley". AMPLab - UC Berkeley. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  4. ^ "About". AMPLab - UC Berkeley. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  5. ^ "Spark: Cluster computing with working sets" (PDF).

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