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Spark in Action

Book Description

Summary

Spark in Action teaches you the theory and skills you need to effectively handle batch and streaming data using Spark. Fully updated for Spark 2.0.

About the Technology

Big data systems distribute datasets across clusters of machines, making it a challenge to efficiently query, stream, and interpret them. Spark can help. It is a processing system designed specifically for distributed data. It provides easy-to-use interfaces, along with the performance you need for production-quality analytics and machine learning. And Spark 2 adds improved programming APIs, better performance, and countless other upgrades.

About the Book

Spark in Action teaches you the theory and skills you need to effectively handle batch and streaming data using Spark. You’ll get comfortable with the Spark CLI as you work through a few introductory examples. Then, you’ll start programming Spark using its core APIs. Along the way, you’ll work with structured data using Spark SQL, process near-real-time streaming data, apply machine learning algorithms, and munge graph data using Spark GraphX. For a zero-effort startup, you can download the preconfigured virtual machine ready for you to try the book’s code.

What’s Inside

  • Updated for Spark 2.0

  • Real-life case studies

  • Spark DevOps with Docker

  • Examples in Scala, and online in Java and Python

  • About the Reader

    Written for experienced programmers with some background in big data or machine learning.

    About the Authors

    Petar Zečević and Marko Bonaći are seasoned developers heavily involved in the Spark community.