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Apache Spark Big Data Boot Camp - 3 Day Bootcamp


Learn to use Spark for your own applications in three packed hands-on days

This fast-paced 3-day course is for data engineers, data analysts, data scientists, developers and operations teams and provides a thorough, hands-on overview of the Apache Spark Platform and various technologies and paradigms which are in Apache Spark.

  • We will explore Apache Spark, how it came into existence, how it compares with Apache Hadoop – currently the de facto big data standard – and the new use cases that can be realized with Apache Spark as well as how your current use cases can be made more performant and powerful.

  • We will also look at Apache Spark’s Streaming Architecture which can help realize most of the real time-constrained needs of your business.

  • We will also explore Apache Spark’s SQL Architecture which provides very fast migration from traditional slower analytical tools like Hive to SparkSQL.

  • We will spend some time on Apache Spark ML/ML Lib which provide a total integrated Architecture with both real-time and batch analytics.

  • Finally, we will also look at Apache Spark GraphX which deals with Graph Algorithms.


  1. Introduction to Big Data & Apache Spark

  • Introduce Data Analysis

  • Introduce Big Data

  • Big Data Definition

  • Introduce the techniques and challenges in Big Data

  • Introduce the techniques and challenges in Distributed Computing

  • Show how the functional programming approach is particularly useful in tackling these challenges

  • Short overview of previous solutions: Google’s MapReduce and Apache Hadoop

  • Introduce Apache Spark

Hands-on practice: We will get exposure to admin and setup

2. Deploying & Understanding Apache Spark Architecture

  • Spark Architecture in a Cluster

  • Spark Ecosystem and Cluster Management

  • Deploying Spark on a Cluster

  • Deploying Spark on a Standalone Cluster

  • Deploying Spark on a Mesos Cluster

  • Deploying Spark on YARN cluster

  • Cloud-based Deployment

Hands-on practice: Learn to deploy and begin using Spark


3. Spark Core, RDDs and Spark Shell

  • Dig deeper into Apache Spark

  • Introduce Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs)

  • Apache Spark installation (basic, local)

  • Introduce the Spark Shell

  • Actions and Transformations (Laziness)

  • Caching

  • Loading and Saving data files from the file system

Hands-on practice: Get hands-on with Spark Core and RDDs

4.Deep Dive into RDD

  • Tailored RDD

  • Pair RDD

  • NewHadoop RDD

  • Aggregations

  • Partitioning

  • Broadcast Variables

  • Accumulators

Hands-on practice: You’ll learn expanded RDD capabilities

5.Spark SQL and DataFrames

  • SparkSQL & DataFrames

  • DataFrame & SQL API

  • DataFrame Schema

  • Datasets and Encoders

  • Loading and Saving data

  • Aggregations

  • Joins

Hands-on practice: You’ll learn to use one of Spark’s most powerful features: DataFrames using R-style modeling supported by supercomputing clusters


6.Spark Streaming

  • Brief introduction to streaming

  • Spark Streaming

  • Discretized Streams

  • Structured Streaming

  • Stateful / Stateless Transformations

  • Checkpointing

  • Interoperability with Streaming Platforms (Apache Kafka)

Hands-on practice: Another of Spark 2.1’s most exciting features is the ability to provide big data streaming to allow beating the timeframe constraints of previous big data solutions

7. Spark MLlib and ML

  • Introduction to Machine Learning

  • Spark Machine Learning APIs

  • Feature Extractor and Transformation

  • Classification using Logistic Regression

  • Best Practice in ML for the Practitioners

Hands-on practice: Use Spark to perform production-friendly calls for powerful machine learning service and predictive analytics


8. Graphx

  • Brief Introduction to Graph Theory

  • GraphX

  • Vertex and Edge RDDs

  • Graph operators

  • Pregel API

  • PageRank / Travelling Salesman Problem *

Hands-on practice: Get hands-on practice using Graphx

9. Testing and Debugging Spark

  • Testing in a Distributed Environment

  • Testing Spark Application

  • Debugging Spark Application

Hands-on practice: You’ll get lab practice supporting Spark solutions with best practices for testing, debugging, and normal-day production issues for Spark solutions

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