Learning PySpark

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Learn
  • Learn about Apache Spark and the Spark 2.0 architecture
  • Build and interact with Spark DataFrames using Spark SQL
  • Learn how to solve graph and deep learning problems using GraphFrames and TensorFrames respectively
  • Read, transform, and understand data and use it to train machine learning models
  • Build machine learning models with MLlib and ML
  • Learn how to submit your applications programmatically using spark-submit
  • Deploy locally built applications to a cluster
About

Apache Spark is an open source framework for efficient cluster computing with a strong interface for data parallelism and fault tolerance. This book will show you how to leverage the power of Python and put it to use in the Spark ecosystem. You will start by getting a firm understanding of the Spark 2.0 architecture and how to set up a Python environment for Spark.

You will get familiar with the modules available in PySpark. You will learn how to abstract data with RDDs and DataFrames and understand the streaming capabilities of PySpark. Also, you will get a thorough overview of machine learning capabilities of PySpark using ML and MLlib, graph processing using GraphFrames, and polyglot persistence using Blaze. Finally, you will learn how to deploy your applications to the cloud using the spark-submit command.

By the end of this book, you will have established a firm understanding of the Spark Python API and how it can be used to build data-intensive applications.

Features
  • Learn why and how you can efficiently use Python to process data and build machine learning models in Apache Spark 2.0
  • Develop and deploy efficient, scalable real-time Spark solutions
  • Take your understanding of using Spark with Python to the next level with this jump start guide
Page Count 274
Course Length 8 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781786463708
Date Of Publication 27 Feb 2017

Authors

Tomasz Drabas

Tomasz Drabas is a Data Scientist working for Microsoft and currently residing in the Seattle area. He has over 12 years' international experience in data analytics and data science in numerous fields: advanced technology, airlines, telecommunications, finance, and consulting.

Tomasz started his career in 2003 with LOT Polish Airlines in Warsaw, Poland while finishing his Master's degree in strategy management. In 2007, he moved to Sydney to pursue a doctoral degree in operations research at the University of New South Wales, School of Aviation; his research crossed boundaries between discrete choice modeling and airline operations research. During his time in Sydney, he worked as a Data Analyst for Beyond Analysis Australia and as a Senior Data Analyst/Data Scientist for Vodafone Hutchison Australia among others. He has also published scientific papers, attended international conferences, and served as a reviewer for scientific journals.

In 2015 he relocated to Seattle to begin his work for Microsoft. While there, he has worked on numerous projects involving solving problems in high-dimensional feature space.

Denny Lee

Denny Lee is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft for the Azure DocumentDB team—Microsoft's blazing fast, planet-scale managed document store service. He is a hands-on distributed systems and data science engineer with more than 18 years of experience developing Internet-scale infrastructure, data platforms, and predictive analytics systems for both on-premise and cloud environments.

He has extensive experience of building greenfield teams as well as turnaround/ change catalyst. Prior to joining the Azure DocumentDB team, Denny worked as a Technology Evangelist at Databricks; he has been working with Apache Spark since 0.5. He was also the Senior Director of Data Sciences Engineering at Concur, and was on the incubation team that built Microsoft's Hadoop on Windows and Azure service (currently known as HDInsight). Denny also has a Masters in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Sciences University and has architected and implemented powerful data solutions for enterprise healthcare customers for the last 15 years.

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