Nov 29, 2019
Excellent overview of Spark, including exercises that solidify what you learn during the lectures. The development environment setup tutorials were also very helpful, as I had not yet worked with sbt.
Jun 08, 2017
The sessions where clearly explained and focused. Some of the exercises contained slightly confusing hints and information, but I'm sure those mistakes will be ironed out in future iterations. Thanks!
創建者 Choy R•
Apr 10, 2017
Great introduction to spark. Fun assignments. Since it was the first ever session, there were quite a few kinks with the assignments. But the discussion forums rescued me any time I was stuck.
創建者 Natalia G•
Mar 28, 2017
goot as introduction about spark and big data.
Small notice: it is incorrect to compare performance hadoop and spark. As I understand, spark was expected to be compacred with MapReduce.
創建者 William D•
Dec 03, 2017
Excellent course! It's clear the instructor put a ton of thought and hard work into this. I learned a lot that I wouldn't have learned without taking this class. Thank you, Heather!
Aug 10, 2017
The course starts from the basic concepts and moves towards the complex concepts. The most important thing is that minute details are taken into consideration and explained properly.
創建者 Enrique M B•
May 23, 2017
I had previous experience with Scala and Spark and I really enjoyed the course.
I learned some very interesting things, specially y de last 2 weeks about partitioning and Spark SQL.
創建者 Nikola M•
Apr 03, 2017
Good overview of the subject, covering all important aspects. Assignments were well prepared, with a couple of unclear points that were quickly discovered and explained on the forums.
創建者 Santiago A•
Sep 23, 2019
Awesome course and awesome teacher! Nevertheless, to grasp the most of this course, you should do the previous 3 courses of the "Functional Programming in Scala" specialization.
創建者 Yuriy P•
Oct 27, 2017
your course on big data with scala is the very first online course I participate in.
I enjoy the way you explain the material and receive a real aesthetic pleasure.
創建者 Luca D S•
Dec 01, 2017
It surely opens your mind, even on unrelated topics, I found myself able to apply some of the distributed computing logics even to imperative sequential programming. Good job.
創建者 Mani P•
Apr 09, 2017
Excellent material. Very good flow. Heather has an amazing way of walking through the flow and simplifying the concepts. Great assignments -- takes a bit longer than 3 hours.
創建者 Piotr A•
Mar 16, 2017
Great course. Very informative. I have learned a lot. Lessons are very well prepared and structured. Implementation tasks are interesting. Thanks to all EPFL team. Great job!
創建者 Mykola S•
Jun 30, 2017
Great course with nice explanations of some Spark concepts. The third week was particularly useful for my understanding of Spark shuffling and partitioning. Thanks a lot!
Jun 06, 2018
Great course about Big Data analysis
It was my first exposure to Big Data frameworks and I learned a lot about the problems trying to be solved and the power of Spark.
創建者 Mohamed A T•
Aug 06, 2019
the theory is very clear and well explained.
the practical assignments are a little bit ambiguous but they are overall very good and challenging.
Jun 15, 2017
Nice introduction into Spark with details about how Spark works internally. This course also talks about when to use RDD/Dataframe/Dataset and performance pitfalls.
創建者 TAZI E G•
Oct 28, 2019
really good material, well explained with many examples.
maybe more information or precisions should be added to the assignments but good material and explanations
創建者 Seongsan K•
Mar 09, 2018
It was really useful material. It would be really nice if there are more assignments to polish the materials we learn, but I am really satisfied with the course.
創建者 Walter D•
Jan 01, 2018
Great course to get going with Apache Spark. Would recommend to someone who has java or scala experience already and wants to learn about distributed processing.
創建者 Walter E Z•
Apr 02, 2017
Great introduction to Spark and it's data structures. The course is easy to follow, and lecturer is entertaining and really engaged.
Thanks, I really had fun !
創建者 Zeb S•
Oct 16, 2019
I worked with PySpark professionally, and this helped add some depth to my knowledge of Spark as well as give me a chance to translate those skills to Scala.
創建者 Antonio A•
Oct 20, 2017
Clear explanations, with emphasis done on the important/practical stuff. From zero to a general understanding on Spark and the available tools in 4 weeks.
創建者 Jeffrey S•
Apr 09, 2017
Lectures were clear and engaging and directly related to the homework. The assignments were very practical and very hard. Best course of the series!
創建者 Grzegorz G•
Mar 21, 2017
Some of the assignments are a bit challenging, due to grading system I suppose, but in the end general impression about this course is very positive
創建者 Bulent B•
Aug 07, 2019
Amazing technology, explained wonderfully. Note: familiarity with scala (take Martin's course in coursera) would make your experience even better.
創建者 Konstantin K•
Apr 12, 2017
good stuff, compared to the other similar course in PySpark this one gave me a lot more understanding of how things work in Spark on the low level