What is the Databricks Scalable Machine Learning with Apache Spark course all about?
In this course, you will experience the full data science workflow, including data exploration, feature engineering, model building, and hyperparameter tuning. You will have built an end-to-end distributed machine learning pipeline ready for production by the end of this course.
This course guides students through the process of building machine learning solutions using Spark. You will build and tune ML models with SparkML using transformers, estimators, and pipelines. This course highlights some of the key differences between SparkML and single-node libraries such as sci-kit-learn. Furthermore, you will reproduce your experiments and version your models using MLflow.
You will also integrate 3rd party libraries into Spark workloads, such as XGBoost. In addition, you will leverage Spark to scale inference of single-node models and parallelize hyperparameter tuning. This course includes hands-on labs and concludes with a collaborative capstone project. All the notebooks are available in Python, and Scala as well where available.
What is Apache Spark?
Infoworld describes Spark as a data processing framework that can quickly perform processing tasks on very large data sets and can also distribute data processing tasks across multiple computers, either on its own or in tandem with other distributed computing tools. These two qualities are key to the big data and machine learning worlds, which require the marshaling of massive computing power to crunch through large data stores. Spark also takes some of the programming burdens of these tasks off the shoulders of developers with an easy-to-use API that abstracts away much of the grunt work of distributed computing and big data processing.
Who is this course for?
- Data scientist
- Machine learning engineer
- Create data processing pipelines with Spark
- Build and tune machine learning models with SparkML
- Track, version, and deploy models with MLflow
- Perform distributed hyperparameter tuning with Hyperopt
- Use Spark to scale the inference of single-node models
For more information about this course, please check this blog from P2L.