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!
by German A S G•
Good course, it goes beyond functional algorithms and teaches also about how to improve performance of the cluster
by Gregory E•
Good course, shows a lot of useful and unobvious things about Spark. But not always has well described assignments
by Adrian D•
The course is explained very well but the assignments are a bit ambiguous. The requirements can be a bit clearer.
by Vlad F•
I learned a great deal about the Spark API. I recommend it to anybody eager to self educate after working hours.
by Aleksander K•
This class is great! Highly recomended! It helped me to understand and perform better at my daily working tasks!
by Jevelson S•
This course is awesome. I got a pretty good idea of spark. In fact this course helped me understand scala well.
by Wei-Ting C•
This is my first completed course on Coursera! It's good for understanding Apache Spark's RDD and its usage.
by Roman Z•
I like the course tempo very much. It kept me away from doing anything else while listening to the lectures.
by Tomasz J•
Great, short course, which gives great insight into Spark and ad-hoc data processing on Hadoop-ish clusters.
by Sreeraj R P•
Very good course for a great start in Spark. Require some initial knowledge and coding experience in Scala.
by Rocky J•
Great subject, well explained with solid weekly assignments make this course a stellar learning experience.
by Andrey M•
Thank you for the great introduction in to the Spark, What it is and What are the most commonly used APIs.
by Daniele M•
Great Introduction to spark. Programming assignments helped me to improve my skills. Thank you very much.
by Rajesh B•
Very nice explanation, trainer has good knowledge, course materials are good, video quality is too good.
by Kolja M•
Very nice in depth learnings. The teacher is very good and keeps the lessons short but still meaningful.
by Zdeněk H•
Thanks to this course I think that I have finally understood partitioning and everything about Datasets.
by radhia b•
Excellent cours! par contre je n'arrive pas à obtenir mon certificat. Est cela toujours possible? Merci
by Marco B•
Well-developed lectures and good-structured modules
With hands-on programming examples
by Jijo T•
It was well worth the wait! The instructor was good. Assignments were challenging as well as hands on!
by Shashank B•
It is an excellent course with good clear explanation of theoretical concepts and practical examples.
by Francois S•
Very good in depth explanation of spark. Recommended for those who want to further understand spark.
by 本达 续•
A very natural application of functional programming to real world distributed computation problems.
by Nishant T•
Brilliant intro to Spark. I really like the enthusiasm with which Heather explains the key concepts.
by Denis A Z Q•
Course with excellent content, methodology and teacher. It was an extraordinary learning experience
by Roberto S•
Quite advanced; links seamlessly with the previous courses in the specialization. Very rewarding.