Both Apache Spark and massively parallel processing (MPP) databases are designed for the demands of analytical workloads. Each has strengths related to the full data science workflow, from consolidating data from many siloes, to deploying and managing machine learning models. Understanding the power of each technology, and the cost and performance trade-offs between them can help you optimize your analytics architecture to get the best of both. Learn when using Spark accelerates data processing, and when it spreads far beyond what you want to maintain. Learn when an MPP database can provide blazing fast analytics, and when it can fail to meet your needs. Most of all, learn how these two powerful technologies can combine to create a perfect balance of power, cost, and performance.