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!
Apr 10, 2017
Great introduction to spark. Fun assignments. Since it was the first ever session, there were quite a few kinks with the assignments. But the discussion forums rescued me any time I was stuck.
von Aderemilekun Olanrewaju•
May 17, 2019
Very engaging and tutor showed excellent delivery. thanks to Coursera.
von Joël Vallone•
May 17, 2019
The course presented the concepts in a clear and exemplified way. Tough, it was a bit too verbose.
The exercises were not too hard and thorough enough to cover the concepts presented in class.
I wished there were more exercises as Spark's API is huge and sometimes a bit tedious to use thus being hard to quickly get confident. I hope that the capstone project will help for that.
von Ronald Cardona Martinez•
May 14, 2019
The best way to get to know Spark Fundamentals and Spark Core libraries
von Fábio Amorim Ribeiro•
May 13, 2019
Excellent course, very handful for whoever is starting his studies in spark.
May 02, 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Everything was excellent. This was one of the best courses I have attended so far
von Rodion Gorkovenko•
Apr 15, 2019
Course is good to have some practice in spark and scala. However it seems to be long forsaken by staff and some issues with assignments require doing archaeology in the forums. Also it is quite unpleasant to see that while specialization emphasizes functional programming, some auxiliary code in assignments is written in the worst manner of imperative programming... Why use scala then?
Apr 14, 2019
von Ngoc-Bien NGUYEN•
Apr 04, 2019
von Kevin Lawrence•
Apr 02, 2019
I loved this course - it was a great introduction to Spark. At the end, I wasn't (and am still not) clear on type-safe operations on Datasets, and now to write Tests to verify this.
These will be one of the targets of my upcoming research and study.