ACENET: Big Data Analysis with Spark

Event Date:
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 1:00 pm

Apache Spark is a user-friendly open-source platform for large-scale data processing, analytics, and parallel computing. Using Apache Spark and Python (PySpark), this workshop is aimed at analyzing data sets that are too large to be handled and processed by a single computer. With hands-on guided examples, the workshop covers the basics of Spark and Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDD) high-level architecture. The examples are mainly written in Python, hence the APIs covered are the ones available in PySpark, including Spark Core API (RDD API), Spark SQL, and Pandas on Spark. Participants will learn how to import data, use functions to transform, reduce, and compile the data, and produce parallel algorithms that can run on Alliance clusters.

Prerequisites: ACENET Basics or equivalent, and how to write functions in Python.

This session will take place over two sessions on

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 1:00--4:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 22, 2024, 1:00--4:00 pm


Contact Name
Kaitlin Newson