Book Review: Learning Spark: Lightning-Fast Big Data Analytics by Holden Karau, Andy Konwinski, and Matei Zaharia: Publisher- O'Reilly: ISBN- 13: 978-1449358624
Learning Spark: Lightning – Fast Big Data Analytics is still in Early Release phase and will be available in Feb 2015. I have reviewed first seven chapters of the book which are still raw but coming neat and clean.
This book is very good introduction for newbies to Spark which is rage in Big Data domain. Book almost all samples in three languages – Java, Scala and Python which makes easier for lots of people to try them out and learn Spark.
The first chapter is just gives introduction while second chapter onward real fun starts. Chapter 2 lets you to install Spark on your laptop. Chapters 3 to 6 talk about programming aspects of Spark. Chapter 7 is about Spark cluster.
I am expecting book will be good one.
Disclaimer: I did not get paid to review this book, and I do not stand to gain anything if you buy the book. I have no relationship with the publisher or the author. I got electronic format of book from publisher for review.
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