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Apache Spark Programming with Databricks

  • Tuition USD $1,500
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 531 Ratings
  • Course Code ASPD
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This course uses a case study driven approach to explore the fundamentals of Spark Programming with Databricks, including Spark architecture, the DataFrame API, Structured Streaming, and query optimization. You will start by visualizing and applying Spark architecture concepts in example scenarios. Then, you will explore and preprocess datasets by applying a variety of DataFrame transformations and actions. After ingesting data from various file formats, you will apply these preprocessing steps and write them to Delta tables. The case study then expands to stream from Delta in an analytics use case that demonstrates core Structured Streaming concepts. Lastly, you will explore the Spark UI and how query optimization, partitioning, and caching affect performance.

Skills Gained

  • Define the major components of Spark architecture and execution hierarchy
  • Describe how DataFrames are built, transformed, and evaluated in Spark
  • Apply the DataFrame API to explore, preprocess, join, and ingest data in Spark
  • Apply the Structured Streaming API to perform analytics on streaming data
  • Navigate the Spark UI and describe how the catalyst optimizer, partitioning, and caching affect Spark's execution performance

Who Can Benefit

  • SQL analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Data architect


  • Familiarity with basic SQL concepts (select, filter, groupby, join, etc)
  • Beginner programming experience with Python or Scala (syntax, conditions, loops, functions)

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Warm greeting and excellent help. The eating area is always clean and well stocked

It Interesting but the lab environment is kinda slow. I prefer to just have lab instructions since I did all my lab on my own machine

No comment because there's no interaction with ExitCertified . So nothing that I don't like

Just finished up a course taught by Sean Mohseni. Excellent instructor. If you can find a course he's teaching, its well worth it.

I took the AWS SysOps Traning class. Instructor was fantastic and the labs were fun and easy to understand. I had no issue

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