Essential PySpark for Scalable Data Analytics

person icon Packt Publishing

Essential PySpark for Scalable Data Analytics

Essential PySpark for Scalable Data Analytics

person icon Sreeram Nudurupati

ebook icon Packt Publishing

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2023

architecture icon Python,Data Analysis,IT & Software


This eBook includes

Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 322

ISBN : 9781800563094

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Get started with distributed computing using PySpark, a single unified framework to solve end-to-end data analytics at scale

Key Features

  • Discover how to convert huge amounts of raw data into meaningful and actionable insights
  • Use Spark's unified analytics engine for end-to-end analytics, from data preparation to predictive analytics
  • Perform data ingestion, cleansing, and integration for ML, data analytics, and data visualization

Book Description

Apache Spark is a unified data analytics engine designed to process huge volumes of data quickly and efficiently. PySpark is Apache Spark's Python language API, which offers Python developers an easy-to-use scalable data analytics framework.

Essential PySpark for Scalable Data Analytics starts by exploring the distributed computing paradigm and provides a high-level overview of Apache Spark. You'll begin your analytics journey with the data engineering process, learning how to perform data ingestion, cleansing, and integration at scale. This book helps you build real-time analytics pipelines that help you gain insights faster. You'll then discover methods for building cloud-based data lakes, and explore Delta Lake, which brings reliability to data lakes. The book also covers Data Lakehouse, an emerging paradigm, which combines the structure and performance of a data warehouse with the scalability of cloud-based data lakes. Later, you'll perform scalable data science and machine learning tasks using PySpark, such as data preparation, feature engineering, and model training and productionization. Finally, you'll learn ways to scale out standard Python ML libraries along with a new pandas API on top of PySpark called Koalas.

By the end of this PySpark book, you'll be able to harness the power of PySpark to solve business problems.

What you will learn

  • Understand the role of distributed computing in the world of big data
  • Gain an appreciation for Apache Spark as the de facto go-to for big data processing
  • Scale out your data analytics process using Apache Spark
  • Build data pipelines using data lakes, and perform data visualization with PySpark and Spark SQL
  • Leverage the cloud to build truly scalable and real-time data analytics applications
  • Explore the applications of data science and scalable machine learning with PySpark
  • Integrate your clean and curated data with BI and SQL analysis tools

Who this book is for

This book is for practicing data engineers, data scientists, data analysts, and data enthusiasts who are already using data analytics to explore distributed and scalable data analytics. Basic to intermediate knowledge of the disciplines of data engineering, data science, and SQL analytics is expected. General proficiency in using any programming language, especially Python, and working knowledge of performing data analytics using frameworks such as pandas and SQL will help you to get the most out of this book.

Essential PySpark for Scalable Data Analytics

eBook Preview

Author Details

Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

Our students work
with the Best

Related eBooks

View More

Annual Membership

Become a valued member of Tutorials Point and enjoy unlimited access to our vast library of top-rated Video Courses

Subscribe now
People having fun around a laptop

Online Certifications

Master prominent technologies at full length and become a valued certified professional.

Explore Now
People having fun around a laptop

Talk to us