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Scala Data Analysis Cookbook

By : Arun Manivannan
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Scala Data Analysis Cookbook

By: Arun Manivannan

Overview of this book

This book will introduce you to the most popular Scala tools, libraries, and frameworks through practical recipes around loading, manipulating, and preparing your data. It will also help you explore and make sense of your data using stunning and insightfulvisualizations, and machine learning toolkits. Starting with introductory recipes on utilizing the Breeze and Spark libraries, get to grips withhow to import data from a host of possible sources and how to pre-process numerical, string, and date data. Next, you’ll get an understanding of concepts that will help you visualize data using the Apache Zeppelin and Bokeh bindings in Scala, enabling exploratory data analysis. iscover how to program quintessential machine learning algorithms using Spark ML library. Work through steps to scale your machine learning models and deploy them into a standalone cluster, EC2, YARN, and Mesos. Finally dip into the powerful options presented by Spark Streaming, and machine learning for streaming data, as well as utilizing Spark GraphX.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Scala Data Analysis Cookbook
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In this chapter, we'll be looking at how to bundle our Spark application and deploy it on various distributed environments.

As we discussed earlier in Chapter 3, Loading and Preparing Data – DataFrame the foundation of Spark is the RDD. From a programmer's perspective, the composability of RDDs such as a regular Scala collection is a huge advantage. RDD wraps three vital (and two subsidiary) pieces of information that help in reconstruction of data. This enables fault tolerance. The other major advantage is that while the processing of RDDs could be composed into hugely complex graphs using RDD operations, the entire flow of data itself is not very difficult to reason with.

Other than optional optimization attributes, such as data location, an RDD at its core wraps only three vital pieces of information:

  • The dependent/parent RDD (empty if not available)

  • The number of partitions

  • The function that needs to be applied to each element of the RDD

Spark spawns one task per partition. So...