The contents of this course are really practical and to the point. The examples and notebooks are also up to date and are very useful. i really recommend this course if you want to start with Spark.
Great Course but this would have been even a better course if more concepts and details were covered in it. Anyways, still a great course for beginners
por William Y•
I wish the course offers more information on SparkContext and SparkConf, setMaster, wget, etc; In other word, how data is being passed around, and what component is responsible for what tasks, etc.
por Jan D•
Good course with a good Instructor. It's a real basic course and good for beginners, though you need to have to dive into Python and Spark on your own to follow the course and the assignments. :)
por ADEJOKUN A•
Great Introductory course for Big Data Analytics. The exercises and the assignments had the appropriate level of difficulty considering this was an advanced course. Thank you IBM and Coursera.
por Pranav N•
Deserves 5 Star if the contents are updated such as removing redundant codes in Video lectures, upgrading Python and Spark to latest version etc. Overall a great place to start Scalable DS.
por Daniel D S P•
La semana 2 es un ladrillo, se explican los temas de ingeniería para el procesamiento masivo de datos, pero la explicación no es muy pedagógica que digamos. Por lo demás estuvo muy bien.
por Bruno N•
Very good course for a hands on overview introduction to the topic, and the associated tools (particularly Apache PiSpark).
Some issues with the auto grader encountered sometimes.
por Luca P•
Very clear explanations. Tests not too difficult. Sometime too easy for an "advance" course. I liked it and I am looking forward to learn in the next sections of the program.
por Quazi M T M•
There should be some links that are helpful towards this course, as it is an intermediate course, what courses are available in Coursera prior to this as a beginner lesson.
por Nora I•
The difference between rdd, dataframe and sql.spark could be more clear in the practical sense. But all in all excellent course. A boost in my Data Scientist profile!
por Gouri K•
Good overall,instructor was very good,but I feel more examples could be used especially when explaining multidimensional vector space and such basics of graphs
por Ivan J M•
There are a lot of not updated sections, sometimes it confuses me because in some videos he talks about how we will use Node RED but then we don't use it.
por Gerardo E G G•
I would like to suggest to update the videos in order to reflect the operations in Python 3.x rather than 2.x but everything else was great!
por Muzamal A•
Romeo is a great instructor and I love his lectures, however some of the quiz questions are very trivial and aren't explained on his video tutorials...
por Lucas M B•
Seria ótimo se atualizassem o conteúdo do vídeo para reproduzir a versão atual do sistema e do Python, porém em teoria o conteúdo não deixou a desejar.
por Parth G•
A bit on the easy side especially if you are proficient with SQL. But otherwise a decent into to spark and nice flavour of data analysis with python.
por Eric J•
Really good course to provide an overview of working within IBM's cloud platform offerings. This course provides the basics of ApacheSpark as well.
por Thomas M•
Pretty fun introduction, assignments were moslty copy-paste from instruction videos, so you don't get to 'learn' the right way in my opinion
por Kevin A H L•
I taught the course would be more advanced. Terminology is confusing at first, but besides that, the assignments aren't so challenging.
por Umer A B•
The Grader template in the beginning is very confusing when doing first assignment. The response from Instructor should be quick.
por Mortaja A•
structure and instruction to setup of ibm clound and ibm watson needs improvement. overall good instructions and flow.
por Tamer M•
Most of the video's subtitles need to be synced, it was hard to fully understand the Indian accent without subtitles.
por Jaydeep K R•
It was a good overview of the large scale data but I would be more interesting if they had provided more Practice.
por Norman F•
Some errors like lambdas are not working anymore with Python, some typos like in Assignment 4.1 and missing steps.
por matthew w•
Content (videos and quizzes were great). I would have preferred the coding assignments to be more challenging.
por Jithil S•
A pretty good starter course for apache spark although the software version used in this course is outdated .