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 Alexander 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.
by Ashish D•
An optimum level of detail in content, coupled with reasonably involved programming assignments
by Tudose B C•
The amount of information delivered and the way it was explained is simply amazing. Thank you!
by Shiyan C•
Wish we could have an in-depth spark class that cover spark streaming and structure streaming.
by Animesh K•
Really Awesome course. The instructor is great. Looking forward to more courses from Heather.
by Jiri K•
Awesome! Perhaps couple of tests would be handy, just a few to have something to start with.
by Thomas Z•
Good course. Can recommend it for everyone who wants to get into the field of data-science.
by CAI X•
Well explained and demoed . Good introduction to spark, the most useful big data framework!
by Vishnu P S•
The best course. Good lectures with best examples. Thanks a lot for this wonderful course.
by Vlad N•
Nice topics regarding using partitions for Spark and encoders!! Really interesting course
by Korntewin B•
Great course for distributed programming. Spark and its RDD concept make our life easier.
by Guixin Z•
very nice material and organized very well. still amazed what spark can do with the data.
This course allows me to learn so many things about data analysys and Big data modeling.
by ANAND B•
Very Good Course For College students who completed and wants to start professionally.
by Shashishekhar D•
Simple, Easy to understand. The course has helped me a lot to understand the concepts.
by Santiago C•
Some of the tests could be a bit more explicit when failing. Otherwise, great course.
by Merel C H T•
I really liked the assignments in this course and all the content was well explained.
by Laurent S•
Fantastic initiation to Spark. Thanks Heather and the whole team at EPFL & Coursera.
by Jean-Francois T•
Good material and induction to Spark, good complement of parallel computing in Scala
by Patrick M•
Been working with Spark since 0.9 and this was still worthwhile. Excellent course.
by Amit K•
Production quality exercises. Prepares one for working on Spark almost immediately.
by Huang P•
This course is really helpful!!! Good introduction course for Spark sql beginner.
by Adel b•
Everything was excellent. This was one of the best courses I have attended so far
by Arkadiy K•
Very good for Scala beginners and students who are entering the world of Big Data