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Running a Spark Job on a Dataproc Cluster

Google Cloud Dataproc is a fully managed and highly scalable service capable of running Apache Spark as well as over 30 other open-source tools and frameworks. In this hands-on lab, you’ll provision a Dataproc cluster and then submit a Spark job that calculates and outputs the value of Pi to a high degree.


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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Jul 07, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Enable the Necessary API

    Enable the Dataproc API, either through the user interface or the Cloud Shell.

  2. Challenge

    Create a Dataproc Cluster

    Provision a Dataproc cluster capable of running the Spark job.

  3. Challenge

    Submit a Spark Job

    Submit the Spark job, and evaluate the results.

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