Expanded Library

Data Science & Hadoop Workflows at Scale With Scalding

by Ahmad Alkilani

Learn how to use Scalding and Algebird and join Twitter, Etsy, eBay, and others to efficiently extract value and process data at scale on Hadoop.

What you'll learn

This course teaches you how to use Scalding (a domain specific language) built on Scala and Cascading to build distributed applications on Hadoop. The course also focuses on the data science aspect using Algebird, an abstract algebra library for Scala, to solve real-world sketching/streaming problems on distributed systems. You will learn how to reason about a variety of problems, how to build and test locally, and how to deploy on Hadoop. You will also learn the algorithms used to solve problems at scale where performance, compute and memory resources, and the window of time you have to process streaming data are all challenges you'll have to overcome, and how you can use Scalding and Algebird to solve for these constraints. This course also covers some Scala basics to get you up to speed and looks into how you can monitor, visualize, and troubleshoot your application's workflow and performance problems. Watch this course if you were considering, or already know how to use Pig, Hive, or any other DSL for Hadoop and not only wanted more power over your workflows, but also a DSL that is actively being developed to support up and coming execution frameworks like Apache Tez and Apache Spark with all the flexibility that a full functional programming language like Scala has to offer. If you're serious about learning how to build enterprise-grade applications on Hadoop, data science, and Lambda architectures, then this course is for you.

About the author

Ahmad Alkilani is a Data Architect specializing in the implementation of high-performance data warehouses and BI systems. Ahmad enjoys over 10 years of broad IT experience including SQL Server, .Net, big data systems and No-SQL databases like Hadoop and HBase. He enjoys speaking at various user groups and national conferences. Ahmad founded the site EASkills.com in 2008 and enjoys giving back to the community. When not tinkering with new code or consulting on projects, Ahmad takes pleasure in... more

Ready to upskill? Get started