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Apache Spark (TM) SQL for Data Analysts

Databricks via Coursera


Apache Spark is one of the most widely used technologies in big data analytics. In this course, you will learn how to leverage your existing SQL skills to start working with Spark immediately. You will also learn how to work with Delta Lake, a highly performant, open-source storage layer that brings reliability to data lakes. By the end of this course, you will be able to use Spark SQL and Delta Lake to ingest, transform, and query data to extract valuable insights that can be shared with your team.


  • Welcome to Apache Spark SQL for Data Analysts
    • An introduction to this course including learning objectives, frequently asked questions, and a chance to get to know fellow classmates.
  • Spark makes big data easy
  • Using Spark SQL on Databricks
  • Spark Under the Hood
  • Complex Queries
  • Applied Spark SQL
  • Data Storage and Optimization
  • Delta Lake with Spark SQL
  • SQL Coding Challenges

Taught by

Kate Sullivan

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