Integrating Spark This section includes the following topics about configuring Spark to work with other ecosystem components. Integrate Spark-SQL with Avro Integrate Spark-SQL with Avro when you want to read and write Avro data. Integrate Spark with HBase Integrate Spark with HBase or MapR-DB when you want to run Spark jobs on HBase or MapR-DB tables. Integrate Spark-SQL with Hive Integrate Spark-SQL with Hive when you want to run Spark-SQL queries on Hive tables. Integrate Spark with MapR Streams Integrate Spark with MapR Steams to enable Spark to query MapR Streams for new messages at a given interval, process any new messages that are available, and also publish messages into MapR Streams. Integrate Spark with R Integrate Spark with R when you want to run R programs as Spark jobs.