Dec 12, 2019
Really really REALLY enjoyed this course! The instructor does a masterful job of going from simple examples and building up complexity in a very logical and thorough way.
May 01, 2020
I like the example given and step by step tutorial given. The explanation of why things are the way they are designed certainly helped me understand the concept. Kudos.
創建者 Alpay S D•
Apr 13, 2020
The content that is taught was actually satisfying, however, it is obvious most parts of the videos were outdated either due to the fact that they are for another course or they were simply not organized from the beginning. In addition, it would have been awesome If the instructor explained the codes more. I feel that I have learnt the basic idea but I need further self-study to make sense of everything we have covered in terms of the coding.
創建者 Pamela W•
Apr 15, 2020
I enjoyed this class. I worked with Spark a few years ago, but wasn't aware of Pipelines and Parquet. The incorporation of these concepts into the course was useful. The instructor is engaging, but speaks quickly sometimes and there are some translation challenges with his accent. I found myself reading some of the material because i had trouble understanding what he was saying.
創建者 Emmanuel H•
Jun 22, 2020
I would like to thank Romeo for teaching me. I apologize to rate the course at 3/5. I did like the course in general but I missed the practice of it. The methodology process did not help me to learn the practice. I scored better in most quizes on the first attempting while I could not guess how the code are written. I wish I did learn to interpret or rewriting the code
創建者 Ravi P B•
May 12, 2020
Its a nice course and good way to start Apache Spark.But I feel its a bit too fast as well as too high level for those who are pure machine learner and deep learner practitioners on jupyters and colabs,they are gonna find it bit tough and programming part will go over the head.So Goodluck.
But its a nice way to start learning a fascinating technology of Apache Spark.
創建者 Ahmed G•
Mar 14, 2020
The material presented in the course is important for everyone looking to go into the Data Science or Machine Learning fields, but some of the examples in the earlier chapters use Python 2 and have not been updated to Python 3. The learner has to go hunting themselves in the forums for official posts on how to fix these error (they were there).
創建者 Fabrizio D•
Jul 05, 2020
It is a very interesting course. Some videos and lectures however should be improved:
-start with a purpose: what is the goal of this script? What do we want to learn from the dataset?
-the explanation of the sliding windows was a little bit obscure.
The scripts are useful and if the learner plays around with them she/he can learn a lot.
創建者 Artak K•
Jun 27, 2020
Although this course introduced us to the very important idea: distributed and parallel processing, but I find it too broad and too high level. We didnt go deep into any of the topics, and the assignments are to easy(some of them are already done, you just have to find the correct number for the outputs and place it in quiz section)
創建者 Lucas I S•
Dec 20, 2019
Like the format of this course, which seems more laid back. Having said that, some of the assignments had some confusing portion, but need to acknowledge this is an intermediate course and not a beginner one. I also missed the part of the explanation that Apache Spark has its own tools vs. using Python's SciKit
創建者 Avashen P•
Apr 05, 2020
Great course. There should probably be more coding tests where submissions get you a grade like some of the other Coursera coding courses.
Some of the coding in the lectures is a bit too quick, but that's probably just for because I have never used the Apache Spark syntax before.
創建者 Dhaivat H P•
Apr 21, 2020
Very good teaching techniques, The professor explained everything well, The sound quality was dull on 2nd week's video and the accent was a bit tricky for me but the quizzes were good and if you code with him you'll be able to understand the concepts easily
創建者 Sourab M•
Apr 06, 2020
It is a good course for beginners in the domain of Apache Spark and Apache Spark ML. Programming assignments could have been better if they were applied to "Big Data" and not on toy datasets.
創建者 Miele W•
Jan 02, 2020
Again a nice course that introduce you on Apache Spark Usage. Just a little suggestion, if you could insert a little tweak on how pass from spark to pandas and vice versa.
創建者 Giorgio G•
May 20, 2020
Great tutorial overall.
Room for improvement: Fix the differences int the definition of kurtosis and skew between vide, test, examples (preferable the scipy definition).
創建者 Zaheer U R•
Jun 01, 2020
It was a very interesting and skillful course. Thanks to IBM and Coursera for such a wonderful course. Special thanks to Mr. Romeo Kienzer for explaining it so well.
創建者 leonardo d•
Feb 24, 2020
There are some issues with the normalization of the distribution moments. Everything else is good material to learn how to use apache-spark for the first time.
創建者 Julien P•
Jun 09, 2020
Great notebooks. But the videos are getting old and are a bit obsolete compared to the contents in notebooks. I would have also appreciated more theory.
創建者 Chokdee S•
May 04, 2020
Learning material is pretty good for getting started with Apache SparkML. Everyone who leaps into Scalable Machine Learning this is one of your choice
創建者 Brandon S C•
Feb 18, 2020
I found this course incredibly beneficial. Moving forward, I would like to see a bit more explanation of concepts and few extra workable examples.
創建者 Stefan W•
Jan 22, 2020
Course was nice and avoided peer-graded assignments (which I appreciate) but code was written in Python 2 which led to un-maintained code.
創建者 Itamar A T•
Mar 28, 2020
I found difficult to understand the concepts, for sure I must have to review the class.
Thanks for the dedication in helping us.
創建者 shashank s•
Feb 23, 2020
for the last assignment we should have got the opportunity to code in the notebook instead of just running it and reporting results.
創建者 Sarath C G K•
Apr 16, 2020
He has good knowledge. Though his language is ok , He covered very important topics in very short span of time with high quality
創建者 Alaso L K•
Apr 04, 2020
Nice course with real details and opportunities to practice. We just need some more private study to cement skills learnt.
創建者 Shanmukha S S Y•
Apr 12, 2020
I felt the week 3 and 4 were rushed a bit. But everything else was well done. It was like a well defined "pipeline" : )
創建者 Stephane A•
May 01, 2020
Nice course. I really understand big data and how to manipulate data in data centers. I can use better Apache Spark.