Time series data is everywhere: IoT, sensor data, financial transactions. The industry has moved to databases like Cassandra to handle the high velocity and high volume of data that is now common place. However data is pointless without being able to process it in near real time. That's where Spark combined with Cassandra comes in! What was one just your storage system (Cassandra) can be transformed into an analytics system and it's really surprising how easy it is!