Predictive Analytics with Apache Spark

Learning how to implement predictive analytics solutions for big data is key to many of today’s high-end data roles. Apache Spark is one of the hottest Big Data technologies and is deployed at scale today by global tech leaders such as Apple, Netflix, Facebook, and Uber.
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Learning how to implement predictive analytics solutions for big data is key to many of today’s high-end data roles. Apache Spark is one of the hottest Big Data technologies and is deployed at scale today by global tech leaders such as Apple, Netflix, Facebook, and Uber. Processing petabytes of data to deliver innovations — from detecting fraudulent behavior to delivering personalized experiences in real-time — Apache Spark is transforming every industry.

Central to a successful solution is leveraging the leading industry-leading platform, Databricks on Cloud. In this course our specific focus is Apache Spark with Databricks on Microsoft Azure, letting you start writing Spark ML code instantly to solve data problems. The course shows participants how to work with SQL, Scala and/or Python to cleanse and transform data and build machine learning models with SparkML (the machine learning library in Spark).

The course is suitable for Big Data Engineers or entry-level Developers, Software Developers, Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers. Some prior exposure to SQL, Apache Spark and Scala is beneficial.

Upon successful completion of this course we expect delegates to be able to use Spark to explore and wrangle data and build and evaluate both supervised and unsupervised machine learning models as recommenders. By exploring Apache Spark and Machine Learning on the Databricks platform, creating a data pipeline and processing data using a Machine Learning model (Spark ML Library) then launching an Apache Spark Cluster to deploy a web based application, participants experience at first hand the end-end process of building a cutting-edge AI application for industry.

•Interactive training classes in 2 days (daytime timetable) or 4 evenings (evening timetable)
•Hands-on practice after the classes with a work-based assignment in 14-21 days
•Access to support by our mentors during the course period
•Pairview Certification for achieving this competency

Learning Goal: This module will introduce participants to the Apache Spark install process, architecture and depdencies as well as provisioning clusters for Big Data pipelines and low latency parallel processing
• Background / history
• Architecture
• Install and platforms (Databricks, MS Azure)
…and more.

Learning Goal: In this module, the Pairview trainer will take participants through a machine learning roadamp with Apache Spark, from data import through exploratory data analysis, before introducing the various algorithms available to specialists for predictive analytics.
• SparkML
• Roadmap to Machine Learning
• Connecting to data sources
…and more.

Learning Goal: In this module you will learn about how to evaluate whether a model is good or bad, benchmarking against other algorithms and using key performance metrics for supervised machine learning.
• Cross-Validation and the training/test harness
• Which algorithm to use for which ML problem?
• Algorithmic strengths & weaknesses
…and more.

Learning Goal: This last, and most hands-on course module, addresses the model training process and how the end to end machine learning process can be orchestrated and compute power managed with Apache Spark. We conclude with a look at automated machine learning and a hands-on deployment of an ML cloud-hosted application.
• Model training
• Orchestrating an ML pipeline with Apache Spark
• Compute Power – provisioning a cluster for parallel processing
…and more.

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