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Subhashini Chellappan and Dharanitharan GanesanPractical Apache Sparkhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3652-9_3

3. Introduction to Apache Spark and Spark Core

Subhashini Chellappan1  and Dharanitharan Ganesan2
Bangalore, India
Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India

In the previous chapters, the fundamental concepts of Scala programming, pure function, pattern matching, singleton objects, Scala collections, and functional programming features of Scala have been covered.

For this chapter, some prior experience with Scala and Hadoop MapReduce is ideal. A mandatory prerequisite for this chapter is to have read the previous chapters.

In this chapter, we are going to discuss the need for Apache Spark, Spark ...

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