Large Scale Machine Learning with Spark

Large Scale Machine Learning with SparkReviews
Author: Md. Rezaul Karim, Md. Mahedi Kaysar
Pub Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-1785888748
Pages: 476
Language: English
Size: 30 Mb


Discover everything you need to build robust machine learning applications with Spark 2.0
Data processing, implementing related algorithms, tuning, scaling up and finally deploying are some crucial steps in the process of optimising any application.
Spark is capable of handling large-scale batch and streaming data to figure out when to cache data in memory and processing them up to 100 times faster than Hadoop-based MapReduce.This means predictive analytics can be applied to streaming and batch to develop complete machine learning (ML) applications a lot quicker, making Spark an ideal candidate for large data-intensive applications.
This book focuses on design engineering and scalable solutions using ML with Spark. First, you will learn how to install Spark with all new features from the latest Spark 2.0 release. Moving on, you’ll explore important concepts such as advanced feature engineering with RDD and Datasets. After studying developing and deploying applications, you will see how to use external libraries with Spark.
In summary, you will be able to develop complete and personalised ML applications from data collections,model building, tuning, and scaling up to deploying on a cluster or the cloud.
What You Will Learn

  • Get solid theoretical understandings of ML algorithms
  • Configure Spark on cluster and cloud infrastructure to develop applications using Scala, Java, Python, and R
  • Scale up ML applications on large cluster or cloud infrastructures
  • Use Spark ML and MLlib to develop ML pipelines with recommendation system, classification, regression, clustering, sentiment analysis, and dimensionality reduction
  • Handle large texts for developing ML applications with strong focus on feature engineering
  • Use Spark Streaming to develop ML applications for real-time streaming
  • Tune ML models with cross-validation, hyperparameters tuning and train split
  • Enhance ML models to make them adaptable for new data in dynamic and incremental environments