I studied Spark for the first time using Frank’s course “Apache Spark 2 with Scala – Hands On with Big Data!”. It was a great starting point for me, gaining knowledge in Scala and most importantly practical examples of Spark applications. It gave me an understanding of all the relevant Spark core concepts, RDDs, Dataframes & Datasets, Spark Streaming, AWS EMR. Within a few months of completion, I used the knowledge gained from the course to propose in my current company to work primarily on Spark applications. Since then I have continued to work with Spark. I would highly recommend any of Frank’s courses as he simplifies concepts well and his teaching manner is easy to follow and continue with!
Frank spent 9 years at Amazon and IMDb, developing and managing the technology that automatically delivers product and movie recommendations to hundreds of millions of customers, all the time. Frank holds 17 issued patents in the fields of distributed computing, data mining, and machine learning. In 2012, Frank left to start his own successful company, Sundog Software, which focuses on virtual reality environment technology, and teaching others about big data analysis. View all posts by Frank Kane