Jun 08, 2017
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!
Nov 29, 2019
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.
par Walter E Z•
Apr 02, 2017
Great introduction to Spark and it's data structures. The course is easy to follow, and lecturer is entertaining and really engaged.
Thanks, I really had fun !
par Zeb S•
Oct 16, 2019
I worked with PySpark professionally, and this helped add some depth to my knowledge of Spark as well as give me a chance to translate those skills to Scala.
par Antonio A•
Oct 20, 2017
Clear explanations, with emphasis done on the important/practical stuff. From zero to a general understanding on Spark and the available tools in 4 weeks.
par Jeffrey S•
Apr 09, 2017
Lectures were clear and engaging and directly related to the homework. The assignments were very practical and very hard. Best course of the series!
par Grzegorz G•
Mar 21, 2017
Some of the assignments are a bit challenging, due to grading system I suppose, but in the end general impression about this course is very positive
par Bulent B•
Aug 07, 2019
Amazing technology, explained wonderfully. Note: familiarity with scala (take Martin's course in coursera) would make your experience even better.
par Konstantin K•
Apr 12, 2017
good stuff, compared to the other similar course in PySpark this one gave me a lot more understanding of how things work in Spark on the low level
par Liqun Y•
Jun 30, 2017
Very useful. Dr. Miller apparently did a very good job. I strongly suggest beginners to read the "Learning Spark" book and then take this class.
May 10, 2018
Very well-organized courses about Spark ! Really learned some good practical tips. Hope there could be more explanations about the assignments.
par John V M•
Apr 25, 2017
Yet another excellent Scala class. Good lectures, good assignments. Clear and understandable, while presenting a whole bunch of new concepts.
par Bennie K•
Oct 15, 2017
Really clear and direct. Would love to see another course on the Advanced Spark topics such as Spark Streaming and Spark custom libraries
par Álvaro L L•
Jun 11, 2017
A great introduction to Spark !!! An esential course to anyone interested in the field! Thank you very much Heather and the EPFL team !!
par Yacine G•
Dec 23, 2018
FANTASTIC!!! I don't even know which was better: the course material quality, the instructor's approach or the assignments. FANTASTIC!!!
par Buddhika L S•
Feb 17, 2018
This is a good course if you already know the Scala language and looking to improve your theoretical understanding of Spark programming.
par Neha B•
May 19, 2017
It gave me very good understanding on Spark Architecture, functioning along with hands on over Scala. Good examples used during lessons.
par Oleg m•
Apr 10, 2017
First weeks were overcomplicated with k-means and stuff not related to Spark itself.
In general - GREAT JOB !!! Thx for such kind courses
par CLAUDIO A•
Jun 10, 2019
Excellent explanations by Heather Miller. She really knows how to explain a topic, and also makes the lectures a lot of fun to listen !
par Alvin H•
Apr 04, 2017
Awesome Course . Detail and Depth of RDD vs Dataframe vs Dataset.
Latency vs Network/IO vs Shuffling.
Learnt a lot .
Thank you Heather.
par Samuel L•
Mar 23, 2017
Very well taught and insightful! Especially the combination of slides, and additionally drawn notes on that slides, I found very good.
par Zhenduo D•
Nov 19, 2017
Interesting and useful course. Could be better if the videos were not as blurred, which made it sometimes hard to read the slides.
Jun 01, 2017
Awesome video lectures by the instructor. The content is very good and i fee i gained good knowledge. I really loved the series.
Mar 29, 2017
It was short and sweet. However, I wish the assignments had more unit tests to fill gaps where the instructions weren't clear.
par Imre K•
Mar 22, 2017
Challenging but very enlightening. Requires you to read the docs and figure out a lot of stuff on your own. My kind of course!
par Prachi C•
Sep 14, 2017
An excellent explanation of basic concepts of Spark using Scala. We covered the most important topics and ready to deep dive!
par Vladislav B•
Apr 08, 2017
Very good and interesting videos. Really clear explanations. Practice part worse, but Forum helps with all misunderstandings.