Data in all domains is getting bigger. How can you work with it efficiently? Recently updated for Spark 1.3, this book introduces Apache Spark, the open source cluster computing system that makes data analytics fast to write and fast to run. With Spark, you can tackle big datasets quickly through simple APIs in Python, Java, and Scala. This edition includes new information on Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, setup, and Maven coordinates. Written by the developers of Spark, this book will have data scientists and engineers up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to express parallel jobs with just a few lines of code, and cover applications from simple batch jobs to stream processing and machine learning. Quickly dive into Spark capabilities such as distributed datasets, in-memory caching, and the interactive shell Leverage Spark’s powerful built-in libraries, including Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, and MLlib Use one programming paradigm instead of mixing and matching tools like Hive, Hadoop, Mahout, and Storm Learn how to deploy interactive, batch, and streaming applications Connect to data sources including HDFS, Hive, JSON, and S3 Master advanced topics like data partitioning and shared variables
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Advanced analytics on your Big Data with latest Apache Spark 2.x About This Book An advanced guide with a combination of instructions and practical examples to extend the most up-to date Spark functionalities. Extend your data processing capabilities to process huge chunk of data in minimum time using advanced concepts in Spark. Master the art of real-time processing with the help of Apache Spark 2.x Who This Book Is For If you are a developer with some experience with Spark and want to strengthen your knowledge of how to get around in the world of Spark, then this book is ideal for you. Basic knowledge of Linux, Hadoop and Spark is assumed. Reasonable knowledge of Scala is expected. What You Will Learn Examine Advanced Machine Learning and DeepLearning with MLlib, SparkML, SystemML, H2O and DeepLearning4J Study highly optimised unified batch and real-time data processing using SparkSQL and Structured Streaming Evaluate large-scale Graph Processing and Analysis using GraphX and GraphFrames Apply Apache Spark in Elastic deployments using Jupyter and Zeppelin Notebooks, Docker, Kubernetes and the IBM Cloud Understand internal details of cost based optimizers used in Catalyst, SystemML and GraphFrames Learn how specific parameter settings affect overall performance of an Apache Spark cluster Leverage Scala, R and python for your data science projects In Detail Apache Spark is an in-memory cluster-based parallel processing system that provides a wide range of functionalities such as graph processing, machine learning, stream processing, and SQL. This book aims to take your knowledge of Spark to the next level by teaching you how to expand Spark's functionality and implement your data flows and machine/deep learning programs on top of the platform. The book commences with an overview of the Spark ecosystem. It will introduce you to Project Tungsten and Catalyst, two of the major advancements of Apache Spark 2.x. You will understand how memory management and binary processing, cache-aware computation, and code generation are used to speed things up dramatically. The book extends to show how to incorporate H20, SystemML, and Deeplearning4j for machine learning, and Jupyter Notebooks and Kubernetes/Docker for cloud-based Spark. During the course of the book, you will learn about the latest enhancements to Apache Spark 2.x, such as interactive querying of live data and unifying DataFrames and Datasets. You will also learn about the updates on the APIs and how DataFrames and Datasets affect SQL, machine learning, graph processing, and streaming. You will learn to use Spark as a big data operating system, understand how to implement advanced analytics on the new APIs, and explore how easy it is to use Spark in day-to-day tasks. Style and approach This book is an extensive guide to Apache Spark modules and tools and shows how Spark's functionality can be extended for real-time processing and storage with worked examples.
Learn about the fastest-growing open source project in the world, and find out how it revolutionizes big data analytics About This Book Exclusive guide that covers how to get up and running with fast data processing using Apache Spark Explore and exploit various possibilities with Apache Spark using real-world use cases in this book Want to perform efficient data processing at real time? This book will be your one-stop solution. Who This Book Is For This guide appeals to big data engineers, analysts, architects, software engineers, even technical managers who need to perform efficient data processing on Hadoop at real time. Basic familiarity with Java or Scala will be helpful. The assumption is that readers will be from a mixed background, but would be typically people with background in engineering/data science with no prior Spark experience and want to understand how Spark can help them on their analytics journey. What You Will Learn Get an overview of big data analytics and its importance for organizations and data professionals Delve into Spark to see how it is different from existing processing platforms Understand the intricacies of various file formats, and how to process them with Apache Spark. Realize how to deploy Spark with YARN, MESOS or a Stand-alone cluster manager. Learn the concepts of Spark SQL, SchemaRDD, Caching and working with Hive and Parquet file formats Understand the architecture of Spark MLLib while discussing some of the off-the-shelf algorithms that come with Spark. Introduce yourself to the deployment and usage of SparkR. Walk through the importance of Graph computation and the graph processing systems available in the market Check the real world example of Spark by building a recommendation engine with Spark using ALS. Use a Telco data set, to predict customer churn using Random Forests. In Detail Spark juggernaut keeps on rolling and getting more and more momentum each day. Spark provides key capabilities in the form of Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, Spark ML and Graph X all accessible via Java, Scala, Python and R. Deploying the key capabilities is crucial whether it is on a Standalone framework or as a part of existing Hadoop installation and configuring with Yarn and Mesos. The next part of the journey after installation is using key components, APIs, Clustering, machine learning APIs, data pipelines, parallel programming. It is important to understand why each framework component is key, how widely it is being used, its stability and pertinent use cases. Once we understand the individual components, we will take a couple of real life advanced analytics examples such as 'Building a Recommendation system', 'Predicting customer churn' and so on. The objective of these real life examples is to give the reader confidence of using Spark for real-world problems. Style and approach With the help of practical examples and real-world use cases, this guide will take you from scratch to building efficient data applications using Apache Spark. You will learn all about this excellent data processing engine in a step-by-step manner, taking one aspect of it at a time. This highly practical guide will include how to work with data pipelines, dataframes, clustering, SparkSQL, parallel programming, and such insightful topics with the help of real-world use cases.
Design, implement, and deliver successful streaming applications, machine learning pipelines and graph applications using Spark SQL API About This Book Learn about the design and implementation of streaming applications, machine learning pipelines, deep learning, and large-scale graph processing applications using Spark SQL APIs and Scala. Learn data exploration, data munging, and how to process structured and semi-structured data using real-world datasets and gain hands-on exposure to the issues and challenges of working with noisy and "dirty" real-world data. Understand design considerations for scalability and performance in web-scale Spark application architectures. Who This Book Is For If you are a developer, engineer, or an architect and want to learn how to use Apache Spark in a web-scale project, then this is the book for you. It is assumed that you have prior knowledge of SQL querying. A basic programming knowledge with Scala, Java, R, or Python is all you need to get started with this book. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with Spark SQL programming, including working with DataFrame/Dataset API and SQL Perform a series of hands-on exercises with different types of data sources, including CSV, JSON, Avro, MySQL, and MongoDB Perform data quality checks, data visualization, and basic statistical analysis tasks Perform data munging tasks on publically available datasets Learn how to use Spark SQL and Apache Kafka to build streaming applications Learn key performance-tuning tips and tricks in Spark SQL applications Learn key architectural components and patterns in large-scale Spark SQL applications In Detail In the past year, Apache Spark has been increasingly adopted for the development of distributed applications. Spark SQL APIs provide an optimized interface that helps developers build such applications quickly and easily. However, designing web-scale production applications using Spark SQL APIs can be a complex task. Hence, understanding the design and implementation best practices before you start your project will help you avoid these problems. This book gives an insight into the engineering practices used to design and build real-world, Spark-based applications. The book's hands-on examples will give you the required confidence to work on any future projects you encounter in Spark SQL. It starts by familiarizing you with data exploration and data munging tasks using Spark SQL and Scala. Extensive code examples will help you understand the methods used to implement typical use-cases for various types of applications. You will get a walkthrough of the key concepts and terms that are common to streaming, machine learning, and graph applications. You will also learn key performance-tuning details including Cost Based Optimization (Spark 2.2) in Spark SQL applications. Finally, you will move on to learning how such systems are architected and deployed for a successful delivery of your project. Style and approach This book is a hands-on guide to designing, building, and deploying Spark SQL-centric production applications at scale.
Unleash the data processing and analytics capability of Apache Spark with the language of choice: Java About This Book Perform big data processing with Spark—without having to learn Scala! Use the Spark Java API to implement efficient enterprise-grade applications for data processing and analytics Go beyond mainstream data processing by adding querying capability, Machine Learning, and graph processing using Spark Who This Book Is For If you are a Java developer interested in learning to use the popular Apache Spark framework, this book is the resource you need to get started. Apache Spark developers who are looking to build enterprise-grade applications in Java will also find this book very useful. What You Will Learn Process data using different file formats such as XML, JSON, CSV, and plain and delimited text, using the Spark core Library. Perform analytics on data from various data sources such as Kafka, and Flume using Spark Streaming Library Learn SQL schema creation and the analysis of structured data using various SQL functions including Windowing functions in the Spark SQL Library Explore Spark Mlib APIs while implementing Machine Learning techniques to solve real-world problems Get to know Spark GraphX so you understand various graph-based analytics that can be performed with Spark In Detail Apache Spark is the buzzword in the big data industry right now, especially with the increasing need for real-time streaming and data processing. While Spark is built on Scala, the Spark Java API exposes all the Spark features available in the Scala version for Java developers. This book will show you how you can implement various functionalities of the Apache Spark framework in Java, without stepping out of your comfort zone. The book starts with an introduction to the Apache Spark 2.x ecosystem, followed by explaining how to install and configure Spark, and refreshes the Java concepts that will be useful to you when consuming Apache Spark's APIs. You will explore RDD and its associated common Action and Transformation Java APIs, set up a production-like clustered environment, and work with Spark SQL. Moving on, you will perform near-real-time processing with Spark streaming, Machine Learning analytics with Spark MLlib, and graph processing with GraphX, all using various Java packages. By the end of the book, you will have a solid foundation in implementing components in the Spark framework in Java to build fast, real-time applications. Style and approach This practical guide teaches readers the fundamentals of the Apache Spark framework and how to implement components using the Java language. It is a unique blend of theory and practical examples, and is written in a way that will gradually build your knowledge of Apache Spark.
Over 70 recipes to help you use Apache Spark as your single big data computing platform and master its libraries About This Book This book contains recipes on how to use Apache Spark as a unified compute engine Cover how to connect various source systems to Apache Spark Covers various parts of machine learning including supervised/unsupervised learning & recommendation engines Who This Book Is For This book is for data engineers, data scientists, and those who want to implement Spark for real-time data processing. Anyone who is using Spark (or is planning to) will benefit from this book. The book assumes you have a basic knowledge of Scala as a programming language. What You Will Learn Install and configure Apache Spark with various cluster managers & on AWS Set up a development environment for Apache Spark including Databricks Cloud notebook Find out how to operate on data in Spark with schemas Get to grips with real-time streaming analytics using Spark Streaming & Structured Streaming Master supervised learning and unsupervised learning using MLlib Build a recommendation engine using MLlib Graph processing using GraphX and GraphFrames libraries Develop a set of common applications or project types, and solutions that solve complex big data problems In Detail While Apache Spark 1.x gained a lot of traction and adoption in the early years, Spark 2.x delivers notable improvements in the areas of API, schema awareness, Performance, Structured Streaming, and simplifying building blocks to build better, faster, smarter, and more accessible big data applications. This book uncovers all these features in the form of structured recipes to analyze and mature large and complex sets of data. Starting with installing and configuring Apache Spark with various cluster managers, you will learn to set up development environments. Further on, you will be introduced to working with RDDs, DataFrames and Datasets to operate on schema aware data, and real-time streaming with various sources such as Twitter Stream and Apache Kafka. You will also work through recipes on machine learning, including supervised learning, unsupervised learning & recommendation engines in Spark. Last but not least, the final few chapters delve deeper into the concepts of graph processing using GraphX, securing your implementations, cluster optimization, and troubleshooting. Style and approach This book is packed with intuitive recipes supported with line-by-line explanations to help you understand Spark 2.x's real-time processing capabilities and deploy scalable big data solutions. This is a valuable resource for data scientists and those working on large-scale data projects.
Gain expertise in processing and storing data by using advanced techniques with Apache Spark About This Book Explore the integration of Apache Spark with third party applications such as H20, Databricks and Titan Evaluate how Cassandra and Hbase can be used for storage An advanced guide with a combination of instructions and practical examples to extend the most up-to date Spark functionalities Who This Book Is For If you are a developer with some experience with Spark and want to strengthen your knowledge of how to get around in the world of Spark, then this book is ideal for you. Basic knowledge of Linux, Hadoop and Spark is assumed. Reasonable knowledge of Scala is expected. What You Will Learn Extend the tools available for processing and storage Examine clustering and classification using MLlib Discover Spark stream processing via Flume, HDFS Create a schema in Spark SQL, and learn how a Spark schema can be populated with data Study Spark based graph processing using Spark GraphX Combine Spark with H20 and deep learning and learn why it is useful Evaluate how graph storage works with Apache Spark, Titan, HBase and Cassandra Use Apache Spark in the cloud with Databricks and AWS In Detail Apache Spark is an in-memory cluster based parallel processing system that provides a wide range of functionality like graph processing, machine learning, stream processing and SQL. It operates at unprecedented speeds, is easy to use and offers a rich set of data transformations. This book aims to take your limited knowledge of Spark to the next level by teaching you how to expand Spark functionality. The book commences with an overview of the Spark eco-system. You will learn how to use MLlib to create a fully working neural net for handwriting recognition. You will then discover how stream processing can be tuned for optimal performance and to ensure parallel processing. The book extends to show how to incorporate H20 for machine learning, Titan for graph based storage, Databricks for cloud-based Spark. Intermediate Scala based code examples are provided for Apache Spark module processing in a CentOS Linux and Databricks cloud environment. Style and approach This book is an extensive guide to Apache Spark modules and tools and shows how Spark's functionality can be extended for real-time processing and storage with worked examples.
Develop applications for the big data landscape with Spark and Hadoop. This book also explains the role of Spark in developing scalable machine learning and analytics applications with Cloud technologies. Beginning Apache Spark 2 gives you an introduction to Apache Spark and shows you how to work with it. Along the way, you’ll discover resilient distributed datasets (RDDs); use Spark SQL for structured data; and learn stream processing and build real-time applications with Spark Structured Streaming. Furthermore, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Spark ML for machine learning and much more. After you read this book, you will have the fundamentals to become proficient in using Apache Spark and know when and how to apply it to your big data applications. What You Will Learn Understand Spark unified data processing platform How to run Spark in Spark Shell or Databricks Use and manipulate RDDs Deal with structured data using Spark SQL through its operations and advanced functions Build real-time applications using Spark Structured Streaming Develop intelligent applications with the Spark Machine Learning library Who This Book Is For Programmers and developers active in big data, Hadoop, and Java but who are new to the Apache Spark platform.
Simplify machine learning model implementations with Spark About This Book Solve the day-to-day problems of data science with Spark This unique cookbook consists of exciting and intuitive numerical recipes Optimize your work by acquiring, cleaning, analyzing, predicting, and visualizing your data Who This Book Is For This book is for Scala developers with a fairly good exposure to and understanding of machine learning techniques, but lack practical implementations with Spark. A solid knowledge of machine learning algorithms is assumed, as well as hands-on experience of implementing ML algorithms with Scala. However, you do not need to be acquainted with the Spark ML libraries and ecosystem. What You Will Learn Get to know how Scala and Spark go hand-in-hand for developers when developing ML systems with Spark Build a recommendation engine that scales with Spark Find out how to build unsupervised clustering systems to classify data in Spark Build machine learning systems with the Decision Tree and Ensemble models in Spark Deal with the curse of high-dimensionality in big data using Spark Implement Text analytics for Search Engines in Spark Streaming Machine Learning System implementation using Spark In Detail Machine learning aims to extract knowledge from data, relying on fundamental concepts in computer science, statistics, probability, and optimization. Learning about algorithms enables a wide range of applications, from everyday tasks such as product recommendations and spam filtering to cutting edge applications such as self-driving cars and personalized medicine. You will gain hands-on experience of applying these principles using Apache Spark, a resilient cluster computing system well suited for large-scale machine learning tasks. This book begins with a quick overview of setting up the necessary IDEs to facilitate the execution of code examples that will be covered in various chapters. It also highlights some key issues developers face while working with machine learning algorithms on the Spark platform. We progress by uncovering the various Spark APIs and the implementation of ML algorithms with developing classification systems, recommendation engines, text analytics, clustering, and learning systems. Toward the final chapters, we'll focus on building high-end applications and explain various unsupervised methodologies and challenges to tackle when implementing with big data ML systems. Style and approach This book is packed with intuitive recipes supported with line-by-line explanations to help you understand how to optimize your work flow and resolve problems when working with complex data modeling tasks and predictive algorithms. This is a valuable resource for data scientists and those working on large scale data projects.
Develop large-scale distributed data processing applications using Spark 2 in Scala and Python About This Book This book offers an easy introduction to the Spark framework published on the latest version of Apache Spark 2 Perform efficient data processing, machine learning and graph processing using various Spark components A practical guide aimed at beginners to get them up and running with Spark Who This Book Is For If you are an application developer, data scientist, or big data solutions architect who is interested in combining the data processing power of Spark from R, and consolidating data processing, stream processing, machine learning, and graph processing into one unified and highly interoperable framework with a uniform API using Scala or Python, this book is for you. What You Will Learn Get to know the fundamentals of Spark 2 and the Spark programming model using Scala and Python Know how to use Spark SQL and DataFrames using Scala and Python Get an introduction to Spark programming using R Perform Spark data processing, charting, and plotting using Python Get acquainted with Spark stream processing using Scala and Python Be introduced to machine learning using Spark MLlib Get started with graph processing using the Spark GraphX Bring together all that you've learned and develop a complete Spark application In Detail Spark is one of the most widely-used large-scale data processing engines and runs extremely fast. It is a framework that has tools that are equally useful for application developers as well as data scientists. This book starts with the fundamentals of Spark 2 and covers the core data processing framework and API, installation, and application development setup. Then the Spark programming model is introduced through real-world examples followed by Spark SQL programming with DataFrames. An introduction to SparkR is covered next. Later, we cover the charting and plotting features of Python in conjunction with Spark data processing. After that, we take a look at Spark's stream processing, machine learning, and graph processing libraries. The last chapter combines all the skills you learned from the preceding chapters to develop a real-world Spark application. By the end of this book, you will have all the knowledge you need to develop efficient large-scale applications using Apache Spark. Style and approach Learn about Spark's infrastructure with this practical tutorial. With the help of real-world use cases on the main features of Spark we offer an easy introduction to the framework.