Spark Book
Score: 4.5
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Spark


  • Author : John J. Ratey
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release Date : 2008-01-10
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316113502

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Spark Excerpt :

An investigation into the effects of exercise on the brain evaluates how aerobic exercise positively influences the progression of such conditions as Alzheimer's disease, ADD, and depression, in a report that shares theory-supporting case studies and the results of a progressive school fitness program. 30,000 first printing.

Spark Book

Spark


  • Author : Y. C. Leung
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-01-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 1039127355

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Spark Excerpt :

Eighteen-year-old Becky and her best friend, Meghan, can't wait to join the army and start their basic training in September. Becky especially yearns to leave her rundown neighbourhood in Langley, British Columbia, as it will soon become flooded by rising sea levels. But when they head to Reunion Square to meet their friends, Connor and Robert, disaster strikes and their lives are changed forever. A massive earthquake ignites widespread panic, and people start to run in fear of a tsunami. Becky and Connor are separated from Meghan and Robert. Forced to leave the area, Becky and Connor find her brother, Tommy, and they make their way back to the siblings' home in hopes that Meghan and Robert are going there too. But as they wait for their friends, Langley goes up in flames and the trio must flee by car. With nowhere else to go, they decide to head to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where Becky's parents are staying. En route, they learn that a deadly new virus, with horrific symptoms, is tearing through British Columbia. They will have to make it to Manitoba before the borders close. Meanwhile, Tommy suffers severe drug withdrawal and shares a devastating confession with Becky. Tension rises as fear grips the country and more disasters impede their way. How will they possibly survive?

Quest for the Spark Book
Score: 3.5
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Quest for the Spark


  • Author : Tom Sniegoski
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545141017

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Quest for the Spark Excerpt :

Twelve-year-old Tom Elm, his raccoon friend Roderick, Percival, Abbey, and Barclay Bone, warrior priest Randolf, and forest woman Lorimar join in a quest to find the pieces of the Spark that can save Dreaming--and the Waking World--from a Darkness created by the Nacht.

The Spark Book
Score: 4
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The Spark


  • Author : Kristine Barnett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679645245

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The Spark Excerpt :

Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism. At age two, when Jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes. The Spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Surrounded by “experts” at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake’s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests—moving shadows on the wall, stars, plaid patterns on sofa fabric—Jake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, and eventually stopped talking completely. Kristine knew in her heart that she had to make a change. Against the advice of her husband, Michael, and the developmental specialists, Kristine followed her instincts, pulled Jake out of special ed, and began preparing him for mainstream kindergarten on her own. Relying on the insights she developed at the daycare center she runs out of the garage in her home, Kristine resolved to follow Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate interests. Why concentrate on what he couldn’t do? Why not focus on what he could? This basic philosophy, along with her belief in the power of ordinary childhood experiences (softball, picnics, s’mores around the campfire) and the importance of play, helped Kristine overcome huge odds. The Barnetts were not wealthy people, and in addition to financial hardship, Kristine herself faced serious health issues. But through hard work and determination on behalf of Jake and his two younger brothers, as well as an undying faith in their community, friends, and family, Kristine and Michael prevailed. The results were beyond an

Spark  The Definitive Guide Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Spark The Definitive Guide


  • Author : Bill Chambers
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 606
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491912294

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Spark The Definitive Guide Excerpt :

Learn how to use, deploy, and maintain Apache Spark with this comprehensive guide, written by the creators of the open-source cluster-computing framework. With an emphasis on improvements and new features in Spark 2.0, authors Bill Chambers and Matei Zaharia break down Spark topics into distinct sections, each with unique goals. You’ll explore the basic operations and common functions of Spark’s structured APIs, as well as Structured Streaming, a new high-level API for building end-to-end streaming applications. Developers and system administrators will learn the fundamentals of monitoring, tuning, and debugging Spark, and explore machine learning techniques and scenarios for employing MLlib, Spark’s scalable machine-learning library. Get a gentle overview of big data and Spark Learn about DataFrames, SQL, and Datasets—Spark’s core APIs—through worked examples Dive into Spark’s low-level APIs, RDDs, and execution of SQL and DataFrames Understand how Spark runs on a cluster Debug, monitor, and tune Spark clusters and applications Learn the power of Structured Streaming, Spark’s stream-processing engine Learn how you can apply MLlib to a variety of problems, including classification or recommendation

Learning Spark Book

Learning Spark


  • Author : Jules S. Damji
  • Publisher : O'Reilly Media
  • Release Date : 2020-07-16
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492050018

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Learning Spark Excerpt :

Data is bigger, arrives faster, and comes in a variety of formats—and it all needs to be processed at scale for analytics or machine learning. But how can you process such varied workloads efficiently? Enter Apache Spark. Updated to include Spark 3.0, this second edition shows data engineers and data scientists why structure and unification in Spark matters. Specifically, this book explains how to perform simple and complex data analytics and employ machine learning algorithms. Through step-by-step walk-throughs, code snippets, and notebooks, you’ll be able to: Learn Python, SQL, Scala, or Java high-level Structured APIs Understand Spark operations and SQL Engine Inspect, tune, and debug Spark operations with Spark configurations and Spark UI Connect to data sources: JSON, Parquet, CSV, Avro, ORC, Hive, S3, or Kafka Perform analytics on batch and streaming data using Structured Streaming Build reliable data pipelines with open source Delta Lake and Spark Develop machine learning pipelines with MLlib and productionize models using MLflow

Spark Book

Spark


  • Author : Timothy J. Jorgensen
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691232652

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Spark Excerpt :

A fresh look at electricity and its powerful role in life on Earth When we think of electricity, we likely imagine the energy humming inside our home appliances or lighting up our electronic devices—or perhaps we envision the lightning-streaked clouds of a stormy sky. But electricity is more than an external source of power, heat, or illumination. Life at its essence is nothing if not electrical. The story of how we came to understand electricity’s essential role in all life is rooted in our observations of its influences on the body—influences governed by the body’s central nervous system. Spark explains the science of electricity from this fresh, biological perspective. Through vivid tales of scientists and individuals—from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk—Timothy Jorgensen shows how our views of electricity and the nervous system evolved in tandem, and how progress in one area enabled advancements in the other. He explains how these developments have allowed us to understand—and replicate—the ways electricity enables the body’s essential functions of sight, hearing, touch, and movement itself. Throughout, Jorgensen examines our fascination with electricity and how it can help or harm us. He explores a broad range of topics and events, including the Nobel Prize–winning discoveries of the electron and neuron, the history of experimentation involving electricity’s effects on the body, and recent breakthroughs in the use of electricity to treat disease. Filled with gripping adventures in scientific exploration, Spark offers an indispensable look at electricity, how it works, and how it animates our lives from within and without.

Learning Spark Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Learning Spark


  • Author : Holden Karau
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2015-01-28
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449359058

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Learning Spark Excerpt :

Data in all domains is getting bigger. How can you work with it efficiently? Recently updated for Spark 1.3, this book introduces Apache Spark, the open source cluster computing system that makes data analytics fast to write and fast to run. With Spark, you can tackle big datasets quickly through simple APIs in Python, Java, and Scala. This edition includes new information on Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, setup, and Maven coordinates. Written by the developers of Spark, this book will have data scientists and engineers up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to express parallel jobs with just a few lines of code, and cover applications from simple batch jobs to stream processing and machine learning. Quickly dive into Spark capabilities such as distributed datasets, in-memory caching, and the interactive shell Leverage Spark’s powerful built-in libraries, including Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, and MLlib Use one programming paradigm instead of mixing and matching tools like Hive, Hadoop, Mahout, and Storm Learn how to deploy interactive, batch, and streaming applications Connect to data sources including HDFS, Hive, JSON, and S3 Master advanced topics like data partitioning and shared variables

Muriel Spark Book

Muriel Spark


  • Author : David Herman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801895531

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Muriel Spark Excerpt :

"A substantial addition to Spark criticism, of which there has been surprisingly little published in recent years."--Aileen Christianson, University of Edinburgh --Book Jacket

War of the Spark  Forsaken  Magic  The Gathering  Book
Score: 1.5
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War of the Spark Forsaken Magic The Gathering


  • Author : Greg Weisman
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984817952

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War of the Spark Forsaken Magic The Gathering Excerpt :

Return to the multiverse of Magic: The Gathering as the hunt for Liliana Vess is on in the aftermath of the War of the Spark. The Planeswalkers have defeated Nicol Bolas and saved the Multiverse—though at grave cost. The living have been left to pick up the pieces and mourn the dead. But one loss is almost too great to bear: Gideon Jura, champion of justice and shield of the Gatewatch, is gone. As his former comrades Jace and Chandra struggle to rebuild from this tragedy, their future, like the future of the Gatewatch, remains uncertain. As the Gatewatch’s newest member, Kaya aims to help write that future. In joining, she pledged an oath to protect the living and the dead, but now that oath will be tested. The grieving guild masters of Ravnica have tasked her with a grave mission suited to her talents as a hunter and assassin—a mission she is ordered to keep secret from the Gatewatch. She must track down and exact retribution on the traitor Liliana Vess. But Liliana Vess has no interest in being found. Forsaken by her friends, she fled Ravnica after the defeat of Bolas. She was hostage to his wicked will, forced to assist in his terrible atrocities on pain of death—until Gideon, the last one who believed in her goodness, died in her place. Haunted by Gideon’s final gift, and hunted by former allies, Liliana now returns to a place she’d thought she’d never see again, the only place she has left: home.

Pro Spark Streaming Book

Pro Spark Streaming


  • Author : Zubair Nabi
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Release Date : 2016-06-13
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781484214794

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Pro Spark Streaming Excerpt :

Learn the right cutting-edge skills and knowledge to leverage Spark Streaming to implement a wide array of real-time, streaming applications. This book walks you through end-to-end real-time application development using real-world applications, data, and code. Taking an application-first approach, each chapter introduces use cases from a specific industry and uses publicly available datasets from that domain to unravel the intricacies of production-grade design and implementation. The domains covered in Pro Spark Streaming include social media, the sharing economy, finance, online advertising, telecommunication, and IoT. In the last few years, Spark has become synonymous with big data processing. DStreams enhance the underlying Spark processing engine to support streaming analysis with a novel micro-batch processing model. Pro Spark Streaming by Zubair Nabi will enable you to become a specialist of latency sensitive applications by leveraging the key features of DStreams, micro-batch processing, and functional programming. To this end, the book includes ready-to-deploy examples and actual code. Pro Spark Streaming will act as the bible of Spark Streaming. What You'll Learn Discover Spark Streaming application development and best practices Work with the low-level details of discretized streams Optimize production-grade deployments of Spark Streaming via configuration recipes and instrumentation using Graphite, collectd, and Nagios Ingest data from disparate sources including MQTT, Flume, Kafka, Twitter, and a custom HTTP receiver Integrate and couple with HBase, Cassandra, and Redis Take advantage of design patterns for side-effects and maintaining state across the Spark Streaming micro-batch model Implement real-time and scalable ETL using data frames, SparkSQL, Hive, and SparkR Use streaming machine learning, predictive analytics, and recommendations Mesh batch processing with stream processing via the Lambda architecture Who This Book Is For Data scientists, big

Spark Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Spark


  • Author : Michelle M. Pillow
  • Publisher : The Raven Books LLC
  • Release Date : 2016-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625011398

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Spark Excerpt :

Earth women better watch out. Things are about to heat up. NYT Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow, shows what happens when hot aliens looking for love land in Las Vegas, the city of decadence and sin. Mining ash on a remote planet where temperatures reach hellish degrees doesn't leave Kal (aka Spark) much room for dating. Lucky for this hard-working man, a new corporation Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides is ready to help him find the girl of his dreams. Does it really matter that he lied on his application and really isn’t looking for long term, but rather some fast action? Earth women better watch out. Things are about to heat up. Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides series: Spark Flame Blaze Ice Frost Snow Genres: Paranormal, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Alien Romance, Paranormal Romance, Alpha Male, Romance, fated mates, action and adventure, romantic comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, Science Fiction & Fantasy, First Contact, alien contact, comedy, galactic romance, galactic quest, hea, humor, humorous romance, romance, romantic adventure, sfr, sci-fi romance, space adventure, space adventure, space exploration, space romance, miner, blue collar hero, contemporary, Las Vegas, mail order brides, interstellar romance A Qurilixen World Novella The Qurilixen World is an extensive collection of paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction romance novels by award-winning author, Michelle M. Pillow, and includes several series installments: Dragon Lords, Lords of the Var, Space Lords, Captured by a Dragon-shifter, Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides, Dynasty Lords, Qurilixen Lords, and more. Intergalactic Dating Agency

Learning Spark SQL Book

Learning Spark SQL


  • Author : Aurobindo Sarkar
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785887352

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Learning Spark SQL Excerpt :

Design, implement, and deliver successful streaming applications, machine learning pipelines and graph applications using Spark SQL API About This Book Learn about the design and implementation of streaming applications, machine learning pipelines, deep learning, and large-scale graph processing applications using Spark SQL APIs and Scala. Learn data exploration, data munging, and how to process structured and semi-structured data using real-world datasets and gain hands-on exposure to the issues and challenges of working with noisy and "dirty" real-world data. Understand design considerations for scalability and performance in web-scale Spark application architectures. Who This Book Is For If you are a developer, engineer, or an architect and want to learn how to use Apache Spark in a web-scale project, then this is the book for you. It is assumed that you have prior knowledge of SQL querying. A basic programming knowledge with Scala, Java, R, or Python is all you need to get started with this book. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with Spark SQL programming, including working with DataFrame/Dataset API and SQL Perform a series of hands-on exercises with different types of data sources, including CSV, JSON, Avro, MySQL, and MongoDB Perform data quality checks, data visualization, and basic statistical analysis tasks Perform data munging tasks on publically available datasets Learn how to use Spark SQL and Apache Kafka to build streaming applications Learn key performance-tuning tips and tricks in Spark SQL applications Learn key architectural components and patterns in large-scale Spark SQL applications In Detail In the past year, Apache Spark has been increasingly adopted for the development of distributed applications. Spark SQL APIs provide an optimized interface that helps developers build such applications quickly and easily. However, designing web-scale production applications using Spark SQL APIs can be a complex task. Hence, understanding the design

Apache Spark Graph Processing Book

Apache Spark Graph Processing


  • Author : Rindra Ramamonjison
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784398958

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Apache Spark Graph Processing Excerpt :

Build, process and analyze large-scale graph data effectively with Spark About This Book Find solutions for every stage of data processing from loading and transforming graph data to Improve the scalability of your graphs with a variety of real-world applications with complete Scala code. A concise guide to processing large-scale networks with Apache Spark. Who This Book Is For This book is for data scientists and big data developers who want to learn the processing and analyzing graph datasets at scale. Basic programming experience with Scala is assumed. Basic knowledge of Spark is assumed. What You Will Learn Write, build and deploy Spark applications with the Scala Build Tool. Build and analyze large-scale network datasets Analyze and transform graphs using RDD and graph-specific operations Implement new custom graph operations tailored to specific needs. Develop iterative and efficient graph algorithms using message aggregation and Pregel abstraction Extract subgraphs and use it to discover common clusters Analyze graph data and solve various data science problems using real-world datasets. In Detail Apache Spark is the next standard of open-source cluster-computing engine for processing big data. Many practical computing problems concern large graphs, like the Web graph and various social networks. The scale of these graphs - in some cases billions of vertices, trillions of edges - poses challenges to their efficient processing. Apache Spark GraphX API combines the advantages of both data-parallel and graph-parallel systems by efficiently expressing graph computation within the Spark data-parallel framework. This book will teach the user to do graphical programming in Apache Spark, apart from an explanation of the entire process of graphical data analysis. You will journey through the creation of graphs, its uses, its exploration and analysis and finally will also cover the conversion of graph elements into graph structures. This book begins with an introductio

IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark Book

IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark


  • Author : Dino Quintero
  • Publisher : IBM Redbooks
  • Release Date : 2016-08-24
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738441931

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IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark Excerpt :

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides topics to help the technical community take advantage of the resilience, scalability, and performance of the IBM Power SystemsTM platform to implement or integrate an IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark solution for analytics solutions to access, manage, and analyze data sets to improve business outcomes. This book documents topics to demonstrate and take advantage of the analytics strengths of the IBM POWER8® platform, the IBM analytics software portfolio, and selected third-party tools to help solve customer's data analytic workload requirements. This book describes how to plan, prepare, install, integrate, manage, and show how to use the IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark solution to run analytic workloads on IBM POWER8. In addition, this publication delivers documentation to complement available IBM analytics solutions to help your data analytic needs. This publication strengthens the position of IBM analytics and big data solutions with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM POWER8 virtualized environment so that customers have a planned foundation for security, scaling, capacity, resilience, and optimization for analytics workloads. This book is targeted at technical professionals (analytics consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) that are responsible for delivering analytics solutions and support on IBM Power Systems.