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This four-day hands-on training course delivers the key concepts and knowledge developers need to use Apache Spark to develop high-performance, parallel applications on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP). 

Hands-on exercises allow students to practice writing Spark applications that integrate with CDP core components. Participants will learn how to use Spark SQL to query structured data, how to use Hive features to ingest and denormalize data, and how to work with “big data” stored in a distributed file system.

After taking this course, participants will be prepared to face real-world challenges and build applications to execute faster decisions, better decisions, and interactive analysis, applied to a wide variety of use cases, architectures, and industries.

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What you'll learn

During this course, you will learn how to:

  • Distribute, store, and process data in a CDP cluster
  • Write, configure, and deploy Apache Spark applications
  • Use the Spark interpreters and Spark applications to explore, process, and analyze distributed data
  • Query data using Spark SQL, DataFrames, and Hive tables
  • Deploy a Spark application on the Data Engineering Service

What to expect

This course is designed for developers and data engineers. All students are expected to have basic Linux experience, and basic proficiency with either Python or Scala programming languages. Basic knowledge of SQL is helpful.  Prior knowledge of Spark and Hadoop is not required.

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Course Details

HDFS Introduction

  • HDFS Overview
  • HDFS Components and Interactions
  • Additional HDFS Interactions
  • Ozone Overview
  • Exercise: Working with HDFS

YARN Introduction

  • YARN Overview
  • YARN Components and Interaction
  • Working with YARN
  • Exercise: Working with YARN

Working with RDDs

  • Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs)
  • Exercise: Working with RDDs

Working with DataFrames

  • Introduction to DataFrames
  • Exercise: Introducing DataFrames
  • Exercise: Reading and Writing DataFrames
  • Exercise: Working with Columns
  • Exercise: Working with Complex Types
  • Exercise: Combining and Splitting DataFrames
  • Exercise: Summarizing and Grouping DataFrames
  • Exercise: Working with UDFs
  • Exercise: Working with Windows

Introduction to Apache Hive

  • About Hive
  • Transforming data with Hive QL

Working with Apache Hive

  • Exercise: Working with Partitions
  • Exercise: Working with Buckets
  • Exercise: Working with Skew
  • Exercise: Using Serdes to Ingest Text Data
  • Exercise: Using Complex Types to Denormalize Data

Hive and Spark Integration

  • Hive and Spark Integration
  • Exercise: Spark Integration with Hive

Distributed Processing Challenges

  • Shuffle
  • Skew
  • Order

Spark Distributed Processing

  • Spark Distributed Processing
  • Exercise: Explore Query Execution Order

Spark Distributed Persistence

  • DataFrame and Dataset Persistence
  • Persistence Storage Levels
  • Viewing Persisted RDDs
  • Exercise: Persisting DataFrames

Data Engineering Service

  • Create and Trigger Ad-Hoc Spark Jobs
  • Orchestrate a Set of Jobs Using Airflow
  • Data Lineage using Atlas
  • Auto-scaling in Data Engineering Service

Workload XM

  • Optimize Workloads, Performance, Capacity
  • Identify Suboptimal Spark Jobs

Appendix: Working with Datasets in Scala

  • Working with Datasets in Scala
  • Exercise: Using Datasets in Scala

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Administrator Certification

Upon completion of the course, attendees are encouraged to continue their study and register for the Cloudera Certified Administrator (CCA) exam. Certification is a great differentiator. It helps establish you as a leader in the field, providing employers and customers with tangible evidence of your skills and expertise.

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Cloudera Administrators are among the most in-demand roles. Check out some of the job opportunities currently listed that match the professional profile, many of which seek CCA qualification.

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We also provide private training at your site, at your pace, and tailored to your needs.

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