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Apache Spark is the de-facto standard for large scale data processing. This is the first course of a series of courses towards the IBM Advanced Data Science Specialization. We strongly believe that is is crucial for success to start learning a scalable data science platform since memory and CPU constraints are to most limiting factors when it comes to building advanced machine learning models. In this course we teach you the fundamentals of Apache Spark using python and pyspark. We'll introduce Apache Spark in the first two weeks and learn how to apply it to compute basic exploratory and data pre-processing tasks in the last two weeks. Through this exercise you'll also be introduced to the most fundamental statistical measures and data visualization technologies. This gives you enough knowledge to take over the role of a data engineer in any modern environment. But it gives you also the basis for advancing your career towards data science. Please have a look at the full specialization curriculum: If you choose to take this course and earn the Coursera course certificate, you will also earn an IBM digital badge. To find out more about IBM digital badges follow the link After completing this course, you will be able to: • Describe how basic statistical measures, are used to reveal patterns within the data • Recognize data characteristics, patterns, trends, deviations or inconsistencies, and potential outliers. • Identify useful techniques for working with big data such as dimension reduction and feature selection methods • Use advanced tools and charting libraries to: o improve efficiency of analysis of big-data with partitioning and parallel analysis o Visualize the data in an number of 2D and 3D formats (Box Plot, Run Chart, Scatter Plot, Pareto Chart, and Multidimensional Scaling) For successful completion of the course, the following prerequisites are recommended: • Basic programming skills in python • Basic math • Basic SQL (you can get it easily from if needed) In order to complete this course, the following technologies will be used: (These technologies are introduced in the course as necessary so no previous knowledge is required.) • Jupyter notebooks (brought to you by IBM Watson Studio for free) • ApacheSpark (brought to you by IBM Watson Studio for free) • Python We've been reported that some of the material in this course is too advanced. So in case you feel the same, please have a look at the following materials first before starting this course, we've been reported that this really helps. Of course, you can give this course a try first and then in case you need, take the following courses / materials. It's free... This course takes four weeks, 4-6h per week...



The contents of this course are really practical and to the point. The examples and notebooks are also up to date and are very useful. i really recommend this course if you want to start with Spark.


It's good but it really requires someone who knows and even master Spark Apache(+SQL fundamentals) so that you can follow and understand and take advantage of the course


376 - Fundamentals of Scalable Data Science 的 400 個評論(共 424 個)

創建者 Camilo A S B


I felt the course is out of date and have worked on these classes to update it so that I can run the video classes again

創建者 Mohamed M


the assignment is required to be in sparkaql functions however the course is just using spark with built in functions

創建者 Nikhilanj P


Too many legacy issues. Would be better to start a new course altogether and maintain same syntax,etc.

創建者 George H


Analytically very simple, and fails to explain much of the syntax needed for the assignments.

創建者 Mehdi S


The videos have not been updated to fix the errors (there is just a hint for a correct code)

創建者 Cesar R


Very basic lessons. Definitely what you would expect from an Advanced course.

創建者 Aniket J


Labs are pretty hard. Need to research immensely. Knowledge is great though.

創建者 Mohammed E


The Course is quite basic, however it's useful in building up my knowledge

創建者 Saif U


The structure and material quality needs complete revision and improvement

創建者 Xuan H N


More coding please. One doent learn much just by filling out couple words

創建者 Israel F


Too many theory for such little practice. But not bad as an intro.

創建者 Gianluca G


A little more deep tutorials on spark language would be useful

創建者 Francesco d C


the assignments could have left more freedom to the student.

創建者 shubo w


Feel like the lecture and assignment are a bit irrelevant

創建者 Robert H


Nice subjects notebooks could be more in-dept

創建者 IVAN I


too easy, programming part too stupid

創建者 吴芃


seems it is not well prepared

創建者 Feng L


too simple

not advanced

創建者 Anderson E A G


it's not enough clear

創建者 Leyre


Low level

創建者 Parker K


The concepts behind the use of Spark are not explained very well. Otherwise, the content is very simple. I thought the value of this course would be in learning Spark by applying it to concepts that I already know well, but the course didn't do a very good job of thoroughly teaching Spark concepts. I don't really think this course is appropriate as part of an "Advanced" data science series. The material is extremely basic. I didn't get much out of this course. I hope the others in the series are better.

創建者 Lei Z


N​ot very good. There is no logic in the lectures and the exercises. I have been a reputable pure mathematician for many years. Taught several linear algebra courses. But when I hear the "linear algebra" taught by Romeo Kienzler I am deeply confused, completely don't know what he wanted to say. The exercises on "linear algebra" are equally bad, confusing, with no logic.

創建者 Ian H


A disappointing amount of the material presented is out of date (e.g. what environments to use, Watson vs 'Data science experience' )--while fine for some cases, it too frequently borders on intrusive at best to desperately opaque at worst. Clarity of presentations could also be greatly helped. Perhaps focusing more on the why? and so what? aspects would be helpful

創建者 Aner W


The explanations are not clear enough- the rational for using spark is not clear enough (missing context explanation, etc)

missing written lecture notes (in bullets- summariezed)

It would be helpful if the lecture text would be integrated in the video itself and not below the video presentation- harder to follow

創建者 Stavros T


Interesting material, but i don"t feel i"ve learned how to actually use spark on my own. Most of the code was already in place during the assignments and i just had to add some minor easy parts. Kept some nice noted though and will revisit this in the future.