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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using Spark as an ETL tool

In the previous recipe, we subscribed to a Twitter stream and stored it in ElasticSearch. Another common source of streaming is Kafka, a distributed message broker. In fact, it's a distributed log of messages, which in simple terms means that there can be multiple brokers that has the messages partitioned among them.

In this recipe, we'll be subscribing the data that we ingested into ElasticSearch in the previous recipe and publishing the messages into Kafka. Soon after we publish the data to Kafka, we'll be subscribing to Kafka using the Spark Stream API. While this is a recipe that demonstrates treating ElasticSearch data as an RDD and publishing to Kafka using a KryoSerializer, the true intent of this recipe is to run a streaming classification algorithm against Twitter, which is our next recipe.

How to do it...

Let's look at the various steps involved in doing this.

  1. Setting up Kafka: This recipe uses Kafka version for Spark 2.10, which can be downloaded...