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1. Introduction to Spark

Pramod Singh1 
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

As this book is about Spark, it makes perfect sense to start the first chapter by looking into some of Spark’s history and its different components. This introductory chapter is divided into three sections. In the first, I go over the evolution of data and how it got as far as it has, in terms of size. I’ll touch on three key aspects of data. In the second section, I delve into the internals of Spark and go over the details of its different components, including its architecture and modus operandi. The third and final section of this chapter focuses on how to use Spark in a cloud environment. ...

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