Over 70 recipes to help you use Apache Spark as your single big data computing platform and master its libraries
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
This book is for data engineers, data scientists, and those who want to implement Spark for real-time data processing. Anyone who is using Spark (or is planning to) will benefit from this book. The book assumes you have a basic knowledge of Scala as a programming language.
What You Will Learn
While Apache Spark 1.x gained a lot of traction and adoption in the early years, Spark 2.x delivers notable improvements in the areas of API, schema awareness, Performance, Structured Streaming, and simplifying building blocks to build better, faster, smarter, and more accessible big data applications. This book uncovers all these features in the form of structured recipes to analyze and mature large and complex sets of data.
Starting with installing and configuring Apache Spark with various cluster managers, you will learn to set up development environments. Further on, you will be introduced to working with RDDs, DataFrames and Datasets to operate on schema aware data, and real-time streaming with various sources such as Twitter Stream and Apache Kafka. You will also work through recipes on machine learning, including supervised learning, unsupervised learning & recommendation engines in Spark.
Last but not least, the final few chapters delve deeper into the concepts of graph processing using GraphX, securing your implementations, cluster optimization, and troubleshooting.
Style and approach
This book is packed with intuitive recipes supported with line-by-line explanations to help you understand Spark 2.x's real-time processing capabilities and deploy scalable big data solutions. This is a valuable resource for data scientists and those working on large-scale data projects.