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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Big Data Analysis with Scala and Spark by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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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: https://www.coursera.org/learn/parprog1....

Top reviews

BP
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.

CC
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 Guixin Z

Apr 5, 2017

very nice material and organized very well. still amazed what spark can do with the data.

By YEHOUENOU

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 6, 2018

Simple, Easy to understand. The course has helped me a lot to understand the concepts.

By Merel C H T

Jun 7, 2017

I really liked the assignments in this course and all the content was well explained.

By Laurent S

Apr 2, 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

By Patrick

Jan 12, 2018

Been working with Spark since 0.9 and this was still worthwhile. Excellent course.

By Amit K

Apr 9, 2017

Production quality exercises. Prepares one for working on Spark almost immediately.

By Huang P

May 22, 2020

This course is really helpful!!! Good introduction course for Spark sql beginner.

By BOUDRAHEM

Apr 16, 2019

Everything was excellent. This was one of the best courses I have attended so far

By Аркадий К

Aug 6, 2017

Very good for Scala beginners and students who are entering the world of Big Data

By Nicolas D

Apr 13, 2017

Amazingly polished and well taught course although being given for the first time

By Joseph C A A

Apr 7, 2017

Excelente curso, muy bien material y explicado de manera muy dinámica y practica.

By Симкин И М

Mar 10, 2019

Perfectly. Very competent teacher and good tasks. Requires knowledge of scala.

By Javier R C

Jun 30, 2017

Great introduction to Spark. Very interesting lectures, slides and assignments

By Andrzej J

Mar 20, 2017

Great course, presentations prepared with passion, exercise of right level....

By Fábio A R

May 13, 2019

Excellent course, very handful for whoever is starting his studies in spark.

By Alberto C B

Jun 30, 2018

Great introductory course on Spark with Scala. Touched many important things

By Arthur-Lance

Sep 15, 2018

really great course, it help me fast get into the new area. thanks a lot!!!

By Giuliano C

Jul 2, 2017

Excellent course, my only suggestion would be to split week 4 into 2 weeks

By 张腾

Dec 26, 2019

Good course with well-designed assignments, I got a lot from this course!

By Matthias T

Aug 17, 2017

Great introduction to Spark accessed through Scala. Didactically awesome.

By Andreas K

Jul 26, 2017

It was a pleasure to follow the video lectures and solve the assignments.

By RAMESH K M

Apr 23, 2017

Instructor has been explaining the concepts with more practical direction