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Apache Spark 3 Fundamentals

by Mohit Batra

Learn the Fundamentals of Apache Spark 3: process data, set up the environment, use RDDs & DataFrames, optimize apps, build pipelines with Databricks and Azure Synapse. Familiarize yourself with Spark's ecosystem here in this course.

What you'll learn

Apache Spark is one of the most widely used analytics engines. It performs distributed data processing and can handle petabytes of data. Spark can work with a variety of data formats, process data at high speeds, and support multiple use cases. Version 3 of Spark brings a whole new set of features and optimizations. In this course, Apache Spark 3 Fundamentals, you'll learn how Apache Spark can be used to process large volumes of data, whether batch or streaming data, and about the growing ecosystem of Spark. First, you'll learn what Apache Spark is, its architecture, and its execution model. You'll then see how to set up the Spark environment. Next, you'll learn about two Spark APIs – RDDs and DataFrames – and see how to use them to extract, analyze, clean, and transform batch data. Then, you'll learn various techniques to optimize your Spark applications, as well as the new optimization features of Apache Spark 3. After that, you'll see how to reliably store data in a Data Lake using the Delta Lake format and build streaming pipelines with Spark. Finally, you'll see how to use Spark in cloud services like Databricks and Azure Synapse Analytics. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills to work with Apache Spark and use its capabilities and ecosystem to build large-scale data processing pipelines. So, let's get started!

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About the author

Mohit is a Data Engineer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a consultant. Mohit has 15+ years of extensive experience in architecting large scale Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Big Data solutions with companies like Microsoft and some leading investment banks. As an expert in his field, Mohit has often shared his knowledge in Azure, Spark, SQL Server and Power BI at various public forums and as a corporate trainer. Mohit truly loves to teach and enjoys producing high-quality,... more

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