Excellent overview of Spark, including exercises that solidify what you learn during the lectures. The development environment setup tutorials were also very helpful, as I had not yet worked with sbt.
The sessions where clearly explained and focused. Some of the exercises contained slightly confusing hints and information, but I'm sure those mistakes will be ironed out in future iterations. Thanks!
par Wei-Ting C•
This is my first completed course on Coursera! It's good for understanding Apache Spark's RDD and its usage.
par Roman Z•
I like the course tempo very much. It kept me away from doing anything else while listening to the lectures.
par Tomasz J•
Great, short course, which gives great insight into Spark and ad-hoc data processing on Hadoop-ish clusters.
par Sreeraj R P•
Very good course for a great start in Spark. Require some initial knowledge and coding experience in Scala.
par Rocky J•
Great subject, well explained with solid weekly assignments make this course a stellar learning experience.
par Andrey M•
Thank you for the great introduction in to the Spark, What it is and What are the most commonly used APIs.
par Daniele M•
Great Introduction to spark. Programming assignments helped me to improve my skills. Thank you very much.
par Rajesh B•
Very nice explanation, trainer has good knowledge, course materials are good, video quality is too good.
par Kolja M•
Very nice in depth learnings. The teacher is very good and keeps the lessons short but still meaningful.
par Zdeněk H•
Thanks to this course I think that I have finally understood partitioning and everything about Datasets.
Excellent cours! par contre je n'arrive pas à obtenir mon certificat. Est cela toujours possible? Merci
par Marco B•
Well-developed lectures and good-structured modules
With hands-on programming examples
par Jijo T•
It was well worth the wait! The instructor was good. Assignments were challenging as well as hands on!
par Shashank B•
It is an excellent course with good clear explanation of theoretical concepts and practical examples.
par Francois S•
Very good in depth explanation of spark. Recommended for those who want to further understand spark.
par 本达 续•
A very natural application of functional programming to real world distributed computation problems.
par Nishant T•
Brilliant intro to Spark. I really like the enthusiasm with which Heather explains the key concepts.
par Alexander Z Q•
Course with excellent content, methodology and teacher. It was an extraordinary learning experience
par Roberto S•
Quite advanced; links seamlessly with the previous courses in the specialization. Very rewarding.
par Ashish D•
An optimum level of detail in content, coupled with reasonably involved programming assignments
par Bogdan T•
The amount of information delivered and the way it was explained is simply amazing. Thank you!
par Shiyan C•
Wish we could have an in-depth spark class that cover spark streaming and structure streaming.
par Animesh K•
Really Awesome course. The instructor is great. Looking forward to more courses from Heather.
par Jiri K•
Awesome! Perhaps couple of tests would be handy, just a few to have something to start with.
par Thomas Z•
Good course. Can recommend it for everyone who wants to get into the field of data-science.