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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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.
Combine advanced analytics including Machine Learning, Deep Learning Neural Networks and Natural Language Processing with modern scalable technologies including Apache Spark to derive actionable insights from Big Data in real-time Key Features Make a hands-on start in the fields of Big Data, Distributed Technologies and Machine Learning Learn how to design, develop and interpret the results of common Machine Learning algorithms Uncover hidden patterns in your data in order to derive real actionable insights and business value Book Description Every person and every organization in the world manages data, whether they realize it or not. Data is used to describe the world around us and can be used for almost any purpose, from analyzing consumer habits to fighting disease and serious organized crime. Ultimately, we manage data in order to derive value from it, and many organizations around the world have traditionally invested in technology to help process their data faster and more efficiently. But we now live in an interconnected world driven by mass data creation and consumption where data is no longer rows and columns restricted to a spreadsheet, but an organic and evolving asset in its own right. With this realization comes major challenges for organizations: how do we manage the sheer size of data being created every second (think not only spreadsheets and databases, but also social media posts, images, videos, music, blogs and so on)? And once we can manage all of this data, how do we derive real value from it? The focus of Machine Learning with Apache Spark is to help us answer these questions in a hands-on manner. We introduce the latest scalable technologies to help us manage and process big data. We then introduce advanced analytical algorithms applied to real-world use cases in order to uncover patterns, derive actionable insights, and learn from this big data. What you will learn Understand how Spark fits in the context of the big data ecosystem Understand how to deploy and configure a local development environment using Apache Spark Understand how to design supervised and unsupervised learning models Build models to perform NLP, deep learning, and cognitive services using Spark ML libraries Design real-time machine learning pipelines in Apache Spark Become familiar with advanced techniques for processing a large volume of data by applying machine learning algorithms Who this book is for This book is aimed at Business Analysts, Data Analysts and Data Scientists who wish to make a hands-on start in order to take advantage of modern Big Data technologies combined with Advanced Analytics.
If you are a Scala, Java, or Python developer with an interest in machine learning and data analysis and are eager to learn how to apply common machine learning techniques at scale using the Spark framework, this is the book for you. While it may be useful to have a basic understanding of Spark, no previous experience is required.
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.
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.
Data is getting bigger, arriving faster, and coming in varied formats--and it all needs to be processed at scale for analytics or machine learning. How can you process such varied data workloads efficiently? Enter Apache Spark. This unified analytics engine has introduced unified and structured high-level APIs and improved in performance since its initial release. Updated to emphasize new features in Spark 2.x., this second edition shows data engineers and scientists why structure and unification in Spark matters. Specifically, we cover how to perform simple and complex data analytics and employ machine learning algorithms. Through discourse, code snippets, and notebooks, you will be able to: Learn Python, SQL, Scala or Java high-level APIs: DataFrames and Datasets Peek under the hood of the Spark SQL engine to understand Spark transformations and performance Inspect, tune, and debug your Spark operations with Spark configurations and Spark UI Connect to data sources: JSON, Parquet, CSV, Avro, ORC, Hive, S3, or Kafka Perform analytics on batch and streaming data using Structured Streaming Build reliable data pipelines with open source Delta Lake and Spark Develop machine learning pipelines with MLlib and productionize models using MLflow Use open source Pandas framework Koalas and Spark for data transformation and feature engineering
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.