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From Mohammed Guller <>
Subject RE: Recommendation for a good book on Spark, beginner to moderate knowledge
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:13:41 GMT
I agree that the Spark official documentation is pretty good. However, a book also serves a
useful purpose. It provides a structured roadmap for learning a new technology. Everything
is nicely organized for the reader. For somebody who has just started learning Spark, the
amount of material on the Internet can be overwhelming. There are ton of blogs and presentations
on the Internet. A beginner could easily spend months reading them and still be lost. If you
are experienced, it is easy to figure out what to read and what to skip.

I also agree that a book becomes outdated at some point, but not right away. For example,
a book covering DataFrames and Spark ML is not outdated yet.

Author: Big Data Analytics with Spark<>

From: charles li []
Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 1:39 AM
To: Ashok Kumar
Cc: User
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a good book on Spark, beginner to moderate knowledge

since spark is under actively developing, so take a book to learn it is somehow outdated to
some degree.

I would like to suggest learn it from several ways as bellow:

  *   spark official document, trust me, you will go through this for several time if you
want to learn in well :
  *   spark summit, lots of videos and slide, high quality :
  *   databricks' blog :
  *   attend spark meetup :
  *   try spark 3-party package if needed and convenient :
  *   and I just start to blog my spark learning memo on my blog:

in a word, I think the best way to learn it is official document + databricks blog + others'
blog ===>>> your blog [ tutorial by you or just memo for your learning ]

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 4:50 PM, Ashok Kumar <<>>
Thank you all for valuable advice. Much appreciated


On Sunday, 28 February 2016, 21:48, Ashok Kumar <<>>

  Hi Gurus,

Appreciate if you recommend me a good book on Spark or documentation for beginner to moderate

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

Warmest regards

a spark lover, a quant, a developer and a good man.
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