This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.rstudio.com/blog/sparklyr-0-8
We’re pleased to announce that sparklyr 0.8 is now available on CRAN! Sparklyr provides an R interface to Apache Spark. It supports dplyr syntax for working with Spark DataFrames and exposes the full range of machine learning algorithms available in Spark ML. You can also learn more about Apache Spark and sparklyr at spark.rstudio.com and the sparklyr webinar series. In this version, we added support for Spark 2.3, Livy 0.5, and various enhancements and bugfixes.