Hands-On Deep Learning with Apache Spark

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  • Understand the basics of deep learning
  • Set up Apache Spark for deep learning
  • Understand the principles of distribution modeling and different types of neural networks
  • Obtain an understanding of deep learning algorithms
  • Discover textual analysis and deep learning with Spark
  • Use popular deep learning frameworks, such as Deeplearning4j, TensorFlow, and Keras
  • Explore popular deep learning algorithms

Deep learning is a subset of machine learning where datasets with several layers of complexity can be processed. Hands-On Deep Learning with Apache Spark addresses the sheer complexity of technical and analytical parts and the speed at which deep learning solutions can be implemented on Apache Spark.

The book starts with the fundamentals of Apache Spark and deep learning. You will set up Spark for deep learning, learn principles of distributed modeling, and understand different types of neural nets. You will then implement deep learning models, such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs), recurrent neural networks (RNNs), and long short-term memory (LSTM) on Spark.

As you progress through the book, you will gain hands-on experience of what it takes to understand the complex datasets you are dealing with. During the course of this book, you will use popular deep learning frameworks, such as TensorFlow, Deeplearning4j, and Keras to train your distributed models.

By the end of this book, you'll have gained experience with the implementation of your models on a variety of use cases.

  • Explore the world of distributed deep learning with Apache Spark
  • Train neural networks with deep learning libraries such as BigDL and TensorFlow
  • Develop Spark deep learning applications to intelligently handle large and complex datasets
Page Count 322
Course Length 9 hours 39 minutes
ISBN 9781788994613
Date Of Publication 31 Jan 2019


Guglielmo Iozzia

Guglielmo Iozzia is currently a big data delivery manager at Optum in Dublin. He completed his master's degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Bologna. After graduation, he joined a start-up IT company in Bologna that had implemented a new system to manage online payments. There, he worked on complex Java projects for different customers in different areas. He has also worked at the IT department of FAO, an agency of the United Nations. In 2013, he had the chance to join IBM in Dublin. There, he improved his DevOps skills, working mostly on cloud-based applications. He is a golden member, writes articles at DZone, and maintains a personal blog to share his findings and thoughts about various tech topics.