I highly recommend this course for anyone in the BI and Data space interested in learning Spark. The course gives an easy to understand to the framework and applicable hands on examples.
Amazing course that really cuts through the fundamentals of using distributed computing power to analyze and manipulate data. Well organised structure on fundamentals
von Matthew W•
It was a quick and challenging overview, but I thought it was well presented as a basic introduction to Apache Spark
von Ashok k•
Good course. Maybe little more details on how Spark works, Spark architecture would make the story complete
von Praneeth P•
A good way to get started with Spark SQL. You might need some knowledge of SQL to get started with.
von Prajnita S•
There should have been more assignments for practicing. Overall the course was structured good!
von nick c•
Pretty good. The exercises were good. I would have liked more of them.
von Wai K C•
Will be better if more practise and examples of Spark SQL is given
von Snorri B A•
Very informative course that increased my knowledge of SQL
von Truong T T H•
It is a good course. I have learned a lot about Spark.
von Michael S•
Good introduction but assignments are too guided.
von Gustavo M L A•
Liked the practical part and the instructors.
von Tuyên Đ•
good for spark-ml, bigdata beginer
von Leonardo S•
I found it very interesting.
von Dr. H K A•
Happy to attend this course.
von Anthony J V H•
Muy buen curso
This course was a good introduction to Spark SQL, but they tried to cram too much into one course and ended up not being very clear about most of the material. This could be broken down into a specialization and it would be more effective. I got through by Googling a lot, and I already have a background in Machine Learning, but for someone new to the material it would be overwhelming. I wish they'd explained things like how parallelization works more effectively instead of rushing through too much material. The instructors clearly know their stuff, but they need to work on breaking these concepts down for people who don't have much experience in computer science.
von Allyson D d L•
I was disappointed because I still don't know how to insall Spark in my PC. I tried to install but it doesn't work. So I think it would be better if we could learn how to use Spark without Databricks. And the content is too superficial.
von Luis A E E M•
Es un curso muy interesante pero le aumenta mucho nivel que este en idioma ingles, deberían sacar cursos de SQL en español para solo concentrarnos en aprender los querys y no tratar de también traducir y entender lo que piden en ingles.
von k b•
Even though the course is informative, it lacks support from course instructors. You would find many unanswered questions on the discussion board. Coursera should look into that.
von Minh D•
detailed notebook & easy to use environment
acceptable slides & course videos
almost no distributed stuffs at all
not diving deep into spark internals
von Sizhe L•
video quality needs to be improved. Be careful about the last assignment. The accuracy asked in the question is the accuracy over the training data.
von Pedro S•
There is not updated notebook with the last spark release, it's very confusing and a lots questions into the forum
von Zhenhua C•
great course. but the last assignment has too many coding problems to fix after q2. dont know why
von ho y l•
difficult for new beginners to learn
von Ryan M•
I COULDNT LOAD THE FILE IN DATA BRICKS AND COULDNT GET A RESPONSE SO I COULDNT COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATE
von francisco j a a•
None useful at all. Don't expect to start to write anything realistic after this course