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About the Course

This course will empower you with the skills to scale data science and machine learning (ML) tasks on Big Data sets using Apache Spark. Most real world machine learning work involves very large data sets that go beyond the CPU, memory and storage limitations of a single computer. Apache Spark is an open source framework that leverages cluster computing and distributed storage to process extremely large data sets in an efficient and cost effective manner. Therefore an applied knowledge of working with Apache Spark is a great asset and potential differentiator for a Machine Learning engineer. After completing this course, you will be able to: - gain a practical understanding of Apache Spark, and apply it to solve machine learning problems involving both small and big data - understand how parallel code is written, capable of running on thousands of CPUs. - make use of large scale compute clusters to apply machine learning algorithms on Petabytes of data using Apache SparkML Pipelines. - eliminate out-of-memory errors generated by traditional machine learning frameworks when data doesn’t fit in a computer's main memory - test thousands of different ML models in parallel to find the best performing one – a technique used by many successful Kagglers - (Optional) run SQL statements on very large data sets using Apache SparkSQL and the Apache Spark DataFrame API. Enrol now to learn the machine learning techniques for working with Big Data that have been successfully applied by companies like Alibaba, Apple, Amazon, Baidu, eBay, IBM, NASA, Samsung, SAP, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, Zalando and many others. NOTE: You will practice running machine learning tasks hands-on on an Apache Spark cluster provided by IBM at no charge during the course which you can continue to use afterwards. Prerequisites: - basic python programming - basic machine learning (optional introduction videos are provided in this course as well) - basic SQL skills for optional content The following courses are recommended before taking this class (unless you already have the skills) or similar or similar for optional lectures...

Top reviews


Mar 26, 2020

Excellent course! All the explanations are quite clear, a lot of good quality information provided from amazing teacher. Additionally, response times for any question is very fast.


Dec 12, 2019

Really really REALLY enjoyed this course! The instructor does a masterful job of going from simple examples and building up complexity in a very logical and thorough way.

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By Vivek R

May 02, 2020

Romeo Kienzler Sir is so helpful for students. there all lectures are great.

By Jered W

Dec 11, 2019

Good instructor. We should probably have more spark coding assignments.

By Christopher G

Jan 03, 2020

Very good and concise introduction to the topic. Thank you very much!

By Patricio V

May 23, 2020

Excellent cours and practical, some videos needs to improve quality

By Bhaumik J

Mar 10, 2020

Absolutely great course on Apache Spark for big data analysis!

By Kishore K P

Dec 29, 2019

Good Course who looks for practicals, not for theory classes.

By Benjamin F

Jul 05, 2020

Very nice introduction and extension of the first course.

By Андрей К

Feb 08, 2020

great and easy pyspark introduction and implementation

By Ahmet

Dec 21, 2019

There should be more practice notebooks and questions


May 01, 2020

Excellent courses much interesting statistical part.

By Darnesha C

Jan 29, 2020

I really enjoyed this course! it made learning fun!

By Carlos F C d S e S

Feb 12, 2020

This course amplify our vision about Big Data!

By Mathews J G

Jun 30, 2020

quite a good course for data science interest

By Fahad T A

Feb 29, 2020

It was challenging and very informative

By Nelson C S

May 28, 2020

Excelente Curso, muy bien explicado !

By Manjiri N

May 31, 2020

I find this course very interesting.

By Nguyen T T

Jun 09, 2020

Handful material, great course!!!

By Edson J M

Aug 04, 2020

Perfect course to learning Spark

By Pratik P

Jun 14, 2020

Great Course Highly Recommended

By Michel G E H

Mar 23, 2020

Amazing course! Thank you!

By Krishna H

Apr 26, 2020

Very good course!

By Ever A B V

Mar 26, 2020

excellent course

By Erickson D M d F

Sep 21, 2020

Excelente Curso


May 09, 2020

detailed course

By Julien V

Apr 28, 2020

Great course !