MongoDB $weeklyUpdate #115 (May 5, 2023): Utilizing PySpark to Connect MongoDB Atlas with Azure Databricks

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Utilizing PySpark to Connect MongoDB Atlas with Azure Databricks


In this tutorial, Anaiya Raisinghani shows you how to utilize PySpark to connect Atlas with Databricks so you can take advantage of both platforms.

Other Shoutouts

Building Remix Applications with the MongoDB Stack by @Joel_Lord

:spiral_calendar: Mark Your Calendars

Every month, all across the globe, we organize, attend, speak at, and sponsor events, meetups, and shindigs to bring the DevRel community together. Here’s what we’ve got cooking:

Stir Trek: May 5, 2023 | 9:00 AM PDT
Lebanon MUG: May 6th 2023, 6:00am – May 27th 2023, 8:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Codemotion Madrid: May 8 - May 10, 2023
Seville MUG: May 10th 2023, 12:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Devoxx UK 2023: May 10 - May 12, 2023
Dublin MUG: May 11th 2023, 10:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Hyderabad MUG: May 13th 2023, 9:30pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Toronto Inaugural Meetup: May 15th 2023, 3:00pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time

If you plan on being at Devoxx UK, be sure to check out @Karen_Huaulme’s talk on Search.

@Stanimira_Vlaeva was at Devoxx Greece and as always, crushed it on stage — in front of a packed audience.

Erik Hatcher participated in Search Hackday as part of Haystack US 2023. His project implemented a Solr-like interface to MongoDB Atlas Search – which could be a quick way to work with tools like Quepid that are Solr-compatible.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Chennai MUG! Well done to our leaders and speakers: Ijas Ahamed, Jeyaraj Vellaisamy, and Rishi Agrawal.

During our Thailand MUG, there was a fascinating session on GitHub Codespaces and MongoDB. Check out the recording on YouTube! Thank you to Piti Champeethong for making the event such a success.

At our DACH MUG, we talked about event-driven architecture. Our Champion and MUG Leader Michael Höller made it unforgettable.

Did you hear that we had a booth at the AWS Summit in Berlin? Mohit Sharma gave a talk and connected with a lot of awesome developers to chat about all things MongoDB.

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If reading’s not your jam, you might love catching up on our podcast episodes with @Michael_Lynn and @Shane_McAllister.

And here’s the previous episode, in case you missed it:

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Have you visited our YouTube channel lately? We have a bunch of new Shorts from @Jesse_Hall!

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