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!
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 Samuel L•
Very well taught and insightful! Especially the combination of slides, and additionally drawn notes on that slides, I found very good.
par Zhenduo D•
Interesting and useful course. Could be better if the videos were not as blurred, which made it sometimes hard to read the slides.
Awesome video lectures by the instructor. The content is very good and i fee i gained good knowledge. I really loved the series.
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•
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 Jonathan R•
Instructor does a great job of explaining the material and keeping students' interest. Good explanations and use of examples.
par Prachi C•
An excellent explanation of basic concepts of Spark using Scala. We covered the most important topics and ready to deep dive!
par Vladislav B•
Very good and interesting videos. Really clear explanations. Practice part worse, but Forum helps with all misunderstandings.
par Max Z•
Excellent. I learned a lot from this course, even though I did not know much about scala. Strongly recommended this course
Pretty nice course. But with one comment on the grading system, sometime the comment & message is not that intuitive enough.
par Thierry M•
Very complet and accurate about Spark with Scala. Maybe an assignement with MongoDB or the like would be a plus
par Aleksander S•
Amazing lectures, and challenging tasks to do on the way. I really enjoyed going through the course, and I learned a lot.
par Ubaldo P•
It is a course well organized, full of useful notions e with good assignments to assess your progress in learning stuff.
par manuel B L•
Muy bueno, Excelente. Todos los conocimientos obtenidos me serán de mucha ayuda en mi camino hacia el mundo de Big Data
par joao d s•
Really helpful, it's a really good way to get to know how spark works as well as a good round up on basic data mining.
par srinivasa k•
I really liked the course, it gave me head start on spark definitely there is much more to learn, nice intro course.
par OUMOUSS E M•
Very good course, it is a must for anyone who is starting in spark using scala, thanks a lot, it did really help me
par German A S G•
Good course, it goes beyond functional algorithms and teaches also about how to improve performance of the cluster
par Gregory E•
Good course, shows a lot of useful and unobvious things about Spark. But not always has well described assignments
par Vlad F•
I learned a great deal about the Spark API. I recommend it to anybody eager to self educate after working hours.
par Aleksander K•
This class is great! Highly recomended! It helped me to understand and perform better at my daily working tasks!
par Jevelson S•
This course is awesome. I got a pretty good idea of spark. In fact this course helped me understand scala well.
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.