Apache Spark with Scala - Learn Spark from a Big Data Guru [Video]

By James Lee , Tao W.
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About this video

This course covers all the fundamentals of Apache Spark with Scala and teaches you everything you need to know about developing Spark applications with Scala. At the end of this course, you will gain in-depth knowledge about Apache Spark and general big data analysis and manipulations skills to help your company to adapt Apache Spark for building a big data processing pipeline and data analytics applications. This course covers 10+ hands-on big data examples. You will learn valuable knowledge about how to frame data analysis problems as Spark problems. Together we will learn examples such as aggregating NASA Apache web logs from different sources; we will explore the price trend by looking at the real estate data in California; we will write Spark applications to find out the median salary of developers in different countries through the Stack Overflow survey data; we will develop a system to analyze how maker spaces are distributed across different regions in the United Kingdom, and much, much more. This course is taught in Scala. Scala is the next generation programming language for functional programming that is growing in popularity and it is one of the most widely used languages in the industry to write Spark programs. Let's learn how to write Spark programs with Scala to model big data problems today!

Style and Approach

This course covers 10+ hands-on big data examples involving Apache Spark. You will learn valuable knowledge about how to frame data analysis problems as Scala Spark problems.

Publication date:
April 2018
Publisher
Packt
Duration
3 hours 16 minutes
ISBN
9781789134537

About the Authors

  • James Lee

    James Lee is a passionate software wizard working at one of the top Silicon Valley-based start-ups specializing in big data analysis. He has also worked at Google and Amazon. In his day job, he works with big data technologies, including Cassandra and Elasticsearch, and is an absolute Docker geek and IntelliJ IDEA lover. Apart from his career as a software engineer, he is keen on sharing his knowledge with others and guiding them, especially in relation to start-ups and programming. He has been teaching courses and conducting workshops on Java programming / IntelliJ IDEA since he was 21. James also enjoys skiing and swimming, and is a passionate traveler.

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  • Tao W.

    Tao W. is a passionate software engineer who works in a leading big data analysis company in Silicon Valley. Previously Tao worked in big IT companies such as IBM and Cisco. Tao has a MS degree in Computer Science from University of McGill and many years of experience as a teaching assistant for various computer science classes. When Tao is not working, Tao enjoys reading and swimming, and he is a passionate photographer. In Level up, they aim to teach technology the way it is used in the industrial world. The Level up Big Data program is established to deliver high-quality data analytics courses from industry experts and influencers. Level UP was founded by James Lee and Tao W.

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