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Developing Spark Applications Using Scala & Cloudera

by Xavier Morera

Apache Spark is one of the fastest and most efficient general engines for large-scale data processing. In this course, you'll learn how to develop Spark applications for your Big Data using Scala and a stable Hadoop distribution, Cloudera CDH.

What you'll learn

At the core of working with large-scale datasets is a thorough knowledge of Big Data platforms like Apache Spark and Hadoop. In this course, Developing Spark Applications Using Scala & Cloudera, you’ll learn how to process data at scales you previously thought were out of your reach. First, you’ll learn all the technical details of how Spark works. Next, you’ll explore the RDD API, the original core abstraction of Spark. Then, you’ll discover how to become more proficient using Spark SQL and DataFrames. Finally, you'll learn to work with Spark's typed API: Datasets. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Apache Spark with Scala and Cloudera that will help you as you move forward to develop large-scale data applications that enable you to work with Big Data in an efficient and performant way.

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Course Overview
Final Takeaway and Continuing the Journey with Spark

About the author

Xavier is very passionate about teaching, helping others understand search and Big Data. He is also an entrepreneur, project manager, technical author, trainer, and holds a few certifications with Cloudera, Microsoft, and the Scrum Alliance, along with being a Microsoft MVP. He has spent a great deal of his career working on cutting-edge projects with a primary focus on .NET, Solr, and Hadoop among a few other interesting technologies. Throughout multiple projects, he has acquired skills to deal... more

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