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From 0 to 1 : Spark for Data Science with Python

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Overview

Get your data to fly using Spark for analytics, machine learning and data science​

What you'll learn:
  • Use Spark for a variety of analytics and Machine Learning tasks
  • Implement complex algorithms like PageRank or Music Recommendations
  • Work with a variety of datasets from Airline delays to Twitter, Web graphs, Social networks and Product Ratings
  • Use all the different features and libraries of Spark : RDDs, Dataframes, Spark SQL, MLlib, Spark Streaming and GraphX

Taught bya 4 person team including 2Stanford-educated, ex-Googlers and 2 ex-Flipkart Lead Analysts. This team has decades of practical experience in working with Java and with billions of rows of data.

Get your data to fly using Sparkfor analytics, machine learning and data science

Let’s parse that.

What's Spark?If you are an analyst or a data scientist, you'reused to having multiple systems for working with data. SQL, Python, R, Java, etc. With Spark, you have a single engine where you can explore and play with large amounts of data, run machine learning algorithms and then use the same system to productionize your code.

Analytics:Using Spark and Python you can analyze and explore your data in an interactive environment with fast feedback. The course will show how to leverage the power of RDDs and Dataframes to manipulate data with ease.

Machine Learning and Data Science:Spark's core functionality and built-in libraries make it easy to implement complex algorithms like Recommendations with very few lines of code. We'll cover a variety of datasets and algorithms includingPageRank, MapReduceand Graph datasets.

What's Covered:

Lot's of cool stuff ..

  • Music Recommendations using Alternating Least Squares and the Audioscrobbler dataset
  • Dataframes and Spark SQL to work with Twitter data
  • Usingthe PageRank algorithm with Google web graph dataset
  • Using Spark Streaming for stream processing
  • Working with graph data using theMarvel Social network dataset



.. and of course all the Spark basic and advanced features:

  • Resilient Distributed Datasets, Transformations (map, filter, flatMap), Actions (reduce, aggregate)
  • Pair RDDs , reduceByKey, combineByKey
  • Broadcast and Accumulator variables
  • Spark for MapReduce
  • The Java API for Spark
  • Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, MLlib and GraphFrames (GraphX for Python)

Taught by

Loony Corn

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