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About the Course

Manipulating big data distributed over a cluster using functional concepts is rampant in industry, and is arguably one of the first widespread industrial uses of functional ideas. This is evidenced by the popularity of MapReduce and Hadoop, and most recently Apache Spark, a fast, in-memory distributed collections framework written in Scala. In this course, we'll see how the data parallel paradigm can be extended to the distributed case, using Spark throughout. We'll cover Spark's programming model in detail, being careful to understand how and when it differs from familiar programming models, like shared-memory parallel collections or sequential Scala collections. Through hands-on examples in Spark and Scala, we'll learn when important issues related to distribution like latency and network communication should be considered and how they can be addressed effectively for improved performance. Learning Outcomes. By the end of this course you will be able to: - read data from persistent storage and load it into Apache Spark, - manipulate data with Spark and Scala, - express algorithms for data analysis in a functional style, - recognize how to avoid shuffles and recomputation in Spark, Recommended background: You should have at least one year programming experience. Proficiency with Java or C# is ideal, but experience with other languages such as C/C++, Python, Javascript or Ruby is also sufficient. You should have some familiarity using the command line. This course is intended to be taken after Parallel Programming:

Top reviews

Nov 28, 2019

Excellent overview of Spark, including exercises that solidify what you learn during the lectures. The development environment setup tutorials were also very helpful, as I had not yet worked with sbt.

Jun 7, 2017

The sessions where clearly explained and focused. Some of the exercises contained slightly confusing hints and information, but I'm sure those mistakes will be ironed out in future iterations. Thanks!

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By Jose E T

Jun 2, 2017

Great Course!

By Emiliyan T

Apr 9, 2017

Magnificent !

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By Saiteja t

Aug 1, 2018

Nice session

By Hengyu

Apr 6, 2018

very helpful

By Rafael M

Oct 18, 2017

Great Course

By Mihir S

Sep 27, 2017

Good Course.

By Angel V

Aug 21, 2017

very usefull

By Aleksey I

Jun 2, 2017

Good course.

By Roman I

Apr 5, 2020

good cource

By Kirill K

Oct 10, 2017

A good one.

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Apr 4, 2019

bon cours

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By Mohamed K

Oct 30, 2017

Perfect !

By Pengcheng L

Jun 5, 2017

Thanks :)

By Huajian M

Apr 4, 2017

So great!

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May 1, 2019



Aug 7, 2017

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