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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...



Jan 07, 2020

A very nice introduction to Apache Spark and it's environment. As a bonus, it's also a very nice refresher to your basic statistics!!! Great course!


May 06, 2020

Its a great experience especially with this course. I appreciate Romeo the way he designed the assignments. It brings out the clear understanding.


101 - Fundamentals of Scalable Data Science 的 125 個評論(共 268 個)


Jun 05, 2017

This is a very nice introductory course for exploring IoT data.

創建者 Erik A

Mar 08, 2017

This was a good course. The autograder has some issues though.

創建者 Eric B

May 11, 2020

Phenomenal course with great instructor. Definitely recommend

創建者 Sushil A

Apr 19, 2020

A nice course, more practical examples will be appreciated.

創建者 Tom V

Nov 22, 2019

Nice course covering the basics. Not very difficult though.

創建者 Santos P C

Apr 25, 2017

I like it for beginners. Is a good satarting point. Thanks.

創建者 Rohith P

Mar 30, 2019

Good introduction course to Apache Spark and its internals

創建者 Tram N L

May 18, 2020

detailed instructions and easy to understand explanation

創建者 Anton I N B

Mar 05, 2020

I learned using Spark with RDDs on IBM Watson Studio 👍

創建者 He Q

Aug 26, 2019

easy and understandable, but the assignments lack depth

創建者 Muntakimur R

Nov 15, 2019

Very Informative course, thanks IBM for this course

創建者 Ankur S

Nov 12, 2019

One of the Best Courses available here on Coursera.

創建者 Phasit C

Sep 02, 2018

great introduction about Apache Spark and IBM Cloud

創建者 Phuoc H L

Dec 28, 2019

Love the content, simple and clear are the best.

創建者 Julien P

Sep 15, 2019

Nice material! Especially the week on plotting.

創建者 Tacio M D

Jun 11, 2019

Very good to follow. Instructor is very clear!

創建者 Joshua A

Oct 28, 2019

Gave excellent starting point for the course

創建者 Jorge S A M B

Nov 13, 2019

Conteúdo muito bom, atual e ótima didática!

創建者 Ramil M

Aug 23, 2018

Amazing course and especially instructor!!!

創建者 Alejandro P

Jul 22, 2019

Thanks for the course, i learn so much.

創建者 Nabin R P

Feb 02, 2020

well explained with relevant examples

創建者 Jinu A

Mar 08, 2020

Romeo, your an amazing human being!!

創建者 mohamed a

May 23, 2019

Assignment 2 need more clarficaiton


May 12, 2020

Basic but very important in manner

創建者 ashwath s

Feb 03, 2019

Very helpful staff and instructor