Frank Kane's hands-on Spark training course, based on his bestselling Taming Big Data with Apache Spark and Python video, now available in a book. Understand and analyze large data sets using Spark on a single system or on a cluster.About This BookUnderstand how Spark can be distributed across computing clustersDevelop and run Spark jobs efficiently using PythonA hands-on tutorial by Frank Kane with over 15 real-world examples teaching you Big Data processing with SparkWho This Book Is ForIf you are a data scientist or data analyst who wants to learn Big Data processing using Apache Spark and Python, this book is for you. If you have some programming experience in Python, and want to learn how to process large amounts of data using Apache Spark, Frank Kane's Taming Big Data with Apache Spark and Python will also help you.What You Will LearnFind out how you can identify Big Data problems as Spark problemsInstall and run Apache Spark on your computer or on a clusterAnalyze large data sets across many CPUs using Spark's Resilient Distributed DatasetsImplement machine learning on Spark using the MLlib libraryProcess continuous streams of data in real time using the Spark streaming modulePerform complex network analysis using Spark's GraphX libraryUse Amazon's Elastic MapReduce service to run your Spark jobs on a clusterIn DetailFrank Kane's Taming Big Data with Apache Spark and Python is your companion to learning Apache Spark in a hands-on manner. Frank will start you off by teaching you how to set up Spark on a single system or on a cluster, and you'll soon move on to analyzing large data sets using Spark RDD, and developing and running effective Spark jobs quickly using Python.Apache Spark has emerged as the next big thing in the Big Data domain – quickly rising from an ascending technology to an established superstar in just a matter of years. Spark allows you to quickly extract actionable insights from large amounts of data, on a real-time basis, making it an essential tool in many modern businesses.Frank has packed this book with over 15 interactive, fun-filled examples relevant to the real world, and he will empower you to understand the Spark ecosystem and implement production-grade real-time Spark projects with ease.Style and approachFrank Kane's Taming Big Data with Apache Spark and Python is a hands-on tutorial with over 15 real-world examples carefully explained by Frank in a step-by-step manner. The examples vary in complexity, and you can move through them at your own pace.