Every Spark pipeline involves reading data from a data source or table. For data engineers we usually end the pipelines by writing the transformed data. In this tutorial we walk through some of the most common format and cloud storage locations for reading and writing with Spark. We’ll save some of the advanced Delta Lake… Continue Reading
Get hands on with Spark SQL (no Python or Scala) to build your first data pipeline. In this video I walk you through how to read, transform, and write the NYC Taxi dataset with Spark SQL. This dataset can be found on Databricks, Azure Synapse, or downloaded from the web to wherever you run Apache… Continue Reading
Get hands on with Python and PySpark to build your first data pipeline. In this video I walk you through how to read, transform, and write the NYC Taxi dataset which can be found on Databricks, Azure Synapse, or downloaded from the web to wherever you run Apache Spark. Once you have watched and followed… Continue Reading
In this video I provide introduction to Apache Spark as part of my YouTube course Apache Spark DataKickstart. This video covers why Spark is popular, what it really is, and a bit about ways to run Apache Spark. Please check out other videos in this series by selecting the relevant playlist or subscribe and turn… Continue Reading
In this post I introduce some of the core capabilities of Azure Synapse Analytics and when they are used. I present from the perspective of data engineer but it should be easy to translate what is most useful for analysts and data scientists also. Please continue reading for a quick walkthrough of the capabilities and… Continue Reading
Log Analytics provides a way to easily query Spark logs and setup alerts in Azure. This provides a huge help when monitoring Apache Spark. In this video I walk through the setup steps and quick demo of this capability for the Azure Databricks log4j output and the Spark metrics. I include written instructions and troubleshooting… Continue Reading
In this series I share about monitoring Apache Spark with Azure Databricks. Most of the content is relevant even if using open source Apache Spark or any other managed Spark service. I will be adding to this playlist and would love suggestions on what questions you still have about monitoring your Apache Spark workloads.
In this video, I share with you about Apache Spark using the Python language, often referred to as PySpark. We’ll walk through a quick demo on Azure Synapse Analytics, an integrated platform for analytics within Microsoft Azure cloud. This short demo is meant for those who are curious about PySpark or just want to get… Continue Reading
In this video, I share with you about Apache Spark using the Scala language. We’ll walk through a quick demo on Azure Synapse Analytics, an integrated platform for analytics within Microsoft Azure cloud. This short demo is meant for those who are curious about Spark with Scala or just want to get a peek at… Continue Reading
As a data engineer, you should not be trying to convince your colleagues that everything can be a scheduled batch job. It's time to learn how to building streaming data pipelines. For many data engineers, Apache Kafka is the go to platform for enabling real-time data pipelines. Let's quickly cover why and how to get started.