Chapter 6. Working with Unstructured Data

I am very excited to introduce you to this chapter. Unstructured data is what, in reality, makes big data different from the old data, it also makes Scala to be the new paradigm for processing the data. To start with, unstructured data at first sight seems a lot like a derogatory term. Notwithstanding, every sentence in this book is unstructured data: it does not have the traditional record / row / column semantics. For most people, however, this is the easiest thing to read rather than the book being presented as a table or spreadsheet.

In practice, the unstructured data means nested and complex data. An XML document or a photograph are good examples of unstructured data, which have very rich structure ...

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