What are some alternatives?
When comparing Apache Spark and Hadoop, you can also consider the following products
Hive - The Productivity Platform
Hortonworks - Hadoop-Related
Apache Flink - Flink is a streaming dataflow engine that provides data distribution, communication, and fault tolerance for distributed computations.
MongoDB - MongoDB (from "humongous") is a scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL database.
Apache Druid - Fast column-oriented distributed data store
MySQL - The world's most popular open source database