Tien Nam Le, Software Engineer; Swathi Vodela, Data Platform Engineer
- Aug 4, 2022
In this blog post, we introduce Spark-Lineage, an in-house product to track and visualize how data at Yelp is processed, stored, and transferred among our services. What is Spark-Lineage? Spark and Spark-ETL: At Yelp, Spark is considered a first-class citizen, handling batch jobs in all corners, from crunching reviews to identify similar restaurants in the same area, to performing reporting analytics about optimizing local business search. Spark-ETL is our inhouse wrapper around Spark, providing high-level APIs to run Spark batch jobs and abstracting away the complexity of Spark. Spark-ETL is used extensively at Yelp, helping save time that our engineers...