Nov 29, 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 08, 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!
By Zdeněk H•
Jul 22, 2017
Thanks to this course I think that I have finally understood partitioning and everything about Datasets.
By Marco B•
Mar 16, 2018
Well-developed lectures and good-structured modules
With hands-on programming examples
By Jijo T•
Apr 13, 2017
It was well worth the wait! The instructor was good. Assignments were challenging as well as hands on!
By Shashank B•
Oct 15, 2017
It is an excellent course with good clear explanation of theoretical concepts and practical examples.
By 本达 续•
Aug 04, 2017
A very natural application of functional programming to real world distributed computation problems.
By Nishant T•
Mar 28, 2017
Brilliant intro to Spark. I really like the enthusiasm with which Heather explains the key concepts.
By Denis A Z Q•
Aug 27, 2017
Course with excellent content, methodology and teacher. It was an extraordinary learning experience
By Roberto S•
Jul 04, 2017
Quite advanced; links seamlessly with the previous courses in the specialization. Very rewarding.
By Bogdan T•
Feb 25, 2020
The amount of information delivered and the way it was explained is simply amazing. Thank you!
By Shiyan C•
Mar 06, 2018
Wish we could have an in-depth spark class that cover spark streaming and structure streaming.
By Animesh K•
Mar 17, 2017
Really Awesome course. The instructor is great. Looking forward to more courses from Heather.
By Jiri K•
Apr 08, 2017
Awesome! Perhaps couple of tests would be handy, just a few to have something to start with.
By Thomas Z•
Feb 10, 2018
Good course. Can recommend it for everyone who wants to get into the field of data-science.
By CAI X•
Jul 16, 2017
Well explained and demoed . Good introduction to spark, the most useful big data framework!
By Vishnu P•
May 15, 2018
The best course. Good lectures with best examples. Thanks a lot for this wonderful course.
By Vlad N•
Apr 03, 2017
Nice topics regarding using partitions for Spark and encoders!! Really interesting course
By Guixin Z•
Apr 05, 2017
very nice material and organized very well. still amazed what spark can do with the data.
Oct 20, 2019
This course allows me to learn so many things about data analysys and Big data modeling.
By ANAND B•
Dec 26, 2019
Very Good Course For College students who completed and wants to start professionally.
By Shashishekhar D•
Jan 06, 2018
Simple, Easy to understand. The course has helped me a lot to understand the concepts.
By Merel C H T•
Jun 07, 2017
I really liked the assignments in this course and all the content was well explained.
By Laurent S•
Apr 02, 2017
Fantastic initiation to Spark. Thanks Heather and the whole team at EPFL & Coursera.
By Jean-Francois T•
Mar 27, 2017
Good material and induction to Spark, good complement of parallel computing in Scala
Jan 12, 2018
Been working with Spark since 0.9 and this was still worthwhile. Excellent course.
Apr 10, 2017
Production quality exercises. Prepares one for working on Spark almost immediately.