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!
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.
創建者 Ignacio G S•
The contents are well explained and the material is of good quality. The exercises are of correct level of complexity, in order to learn what is viewed in the theory lectures.
創建者 Luca D S•
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•
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•
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 Paweł W•
Well explained with many details, both: theory and practice really well prepared. I highly recommend to take this course if you're interested in Spark and big data analysis.
創建者 Mykola S•
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!
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 Seleznev A•
I like this course because It isn't about analysis (as Yandex course here), it's about real work with Apache Spark for analysis. One of the best courses on Coursera!
創建者 Mohamed A T•
the theory is very clear and well explained.
the practical assignments are a little bit ambiguous but they are overall very good and challenging.
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 El G T•
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•
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•
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 Z•
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•
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•
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 Shweta P•
I really liked the course. Learnt lot many things regarding Scala and Spark. The Assignments were really helpful to get hands-on knowlegde of Spark.
創建者 Jeffrey S•
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•
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•
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•
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
創建者 Liqun Y•
Very useful. Dr. Miller apparently did a very good job. I strongly suggest beginners to read the "Learning Spark" book and then take this class.
Very well-organized courses about Spark ! Really learned some good practical tips. Hope there could be more explanations about the assignments.
創建者 John V M•
Yet another excellent Scala class. Good lectures, good assignments. Clear and understandable, while presenting a whole bunch of new concepts.
創建者 Bennie K•
Really clear and direct. Would love to see another course on the Advanced Spark topics such as Spark Streaming and Spark custom libraries