Introduction to Big Data with PySpark
Learn how to work with big data using PySpark!
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Time to completeApprox. 4 hours
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About this course
This course is an introduction to the underlying concepts behind big data with a practical and hands-on approach with PySpark. Big data is everywhere, and touches data science, data engineering, and machine learning. It is becoming central to marketing, strategy, and research. This course covers the applications and implications of big data on finance, social media, health, and medicine. PySpark makes it easy to start analyzing big data, making the potential of big data accessible to anyone who knows Python.
Syllabus2 lessons • 2 projects • 3 quizzes
Hands-on learningDon’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Meet the creator of the course
Andrea is a Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy. Andrea has a Master's in Applied Statistics from NYU and a Bachelor's in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz. She has worked with students individually as a tutor for many years. She has also contributed to research projects in the health sciences as a statistical consultant and research assistant.
Andrea HasslerSenior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy
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