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From Mich Talebzadeh <>
Subject Re: Recommendation for a good book on Spark, beginner to moderate knowledge
Date Sun, 28 Feb 2016 23:25:27 GMT
In my opinion the best way to learn something is trying it on the spot.

As suggested if you have Hadoop, Hive and Spark installed and you are OK
with SQL then you will have to focus on Scala and Spark pretty much.

Your best bet is interactive work through Spark shell with Scala,
understanding RDD, DataFrame, Transformation and actions. You also have
online docs and a great number of users in this forum that can potentially
help you with your questions. Buying books can help but nothing takes the
place of getting your hands dirty so to speak.


Dr Mich Talebzadeh

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On 28 February 2016 at 22:32, Jules Damji <> wrote:

> Hello Ashoka,
> "Learning Spark," from O'Reilly, is certainly a good start, and all basic
> video tutorials from Spark Summit Training, "Spark Essentials", are
> excellent supplementary materials.
> And the best (and most effective) way to teach yourself is really firing
> up the spark-shell or pyspark and doing it yourself—immersing yourself by
> trying all basic transformations and actions on RDDs, with contrived small
> data sets.
> I've discovered that learning Scala & Python through their interactive
> shell, where feedback is immediate and response is quick, as the best
> learning experience.
> Same is true for Scala or Python Notebooks interacting with a Spark,
> running in local or cluster mode.
> Cheers,
> Jules
> Sent from my iPhone
> Pardon the dumb thumb typos :)
> On Feb 28, 2016, at 1:48 PM, Ashok Kumar <
> <>> wrote:
>   Hi Gurus,
> Appreciate if you recommend me a good book on Spark or documentation for
> beginner to moderate knowledge
> I very much like to skill myself on transformation and action methods.
> FYI, I have already looked at examples on net. However, some of them not
> clear at least to me.
> Warmest regards

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