- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing (23 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782167064
- ISBN-13: 978-1782167068
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 0.7 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,481,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fast Data Processing with Spark Paperback – 23 Oct 2013
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About the Author
Holden Karau is a transgendered software developer from Canada currently living in San Francisco. Holden graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2009 with a Bachelors of Mathematics in Computer Science. She currently works as a Software Development Engineer at Google. She has worked at Foursquare, where she was introduced to Scala. She worked on search and classification problems at Amazon. Open Source development has been a passion of Holden's from a very young age, and a number of her projects have been covered on Slashdot. Outside of programming, she enjoys playing with fire, welding, and dancing. You can learn more at her website ( http://www.holdenkarau.com), blog (http://blog.holdenkarau.com), and github (https://github.com/holdenk).
Top Customer Reviews
I found the book overall useful and although it doesn't provide a deep insight into Spark's history and philosophy it serves well as a practical guide for people who've acquired the basics somewhere else.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)
- this book, for the time it was published, was a useful learning aide, and there wasnt much else out there.
- this book has code snippets, tables, and a real world setup described reasonably well.
- it touches on everything : memory, deployment, and the basic tenants of RDDs
This sadly is short verbose and information light.
There is a lot of padding in here for a really very short book - 120 pages doesn't give you scope for multi page code listings and the explanations are not detailed enough to be useful while trying to cover lots of options means you have a lot of too short to actually be of any benefit passages.
Avoid this book. Considering the price it's a shocker!