Jan 07, 2020
A very nice introduction to Apache Spark and it's environment. As a bonus, it's also a very nice refresher to your basic statistics!!! Great course!
May 06, 2020
Its a great experience especially with this course. I appreciate Romeo the way he designed the assignments. It brings out the clear understanding.
Mar 08, 2020
A very slow beginning although that is to be expected so that the course can draw in people from a wide range of backgrounds. Still a little tedious for someone with a little more of a background. Very well organized and it seems like a great introduction to Spark / Pyspark for those just beginning with this tool.
por Shubham S•
Mar 10, 2019
The course is quite good. However, its not meant for absolute beginners. One needs to have a decent understanding of Python and SQL in order to follow the course and complete the programming assignments. However, the extra effort put towards learning how to program is well worth it
Apr 14, 2017
Nice Course. Going straight forward to the manipulations using spark, and giving a great overview on how to deal with IoT data in the Cloudant NOSQL platform. Would hope to see a new course where we can use MLLIB with massive IoT data to showcase the power of parallel programming!
por Sunil M•
Apr 17, 2017
I wish this was more extensive /detailed course and assignments little bit more complex. The moderator timely response was greatly lacking. If the course instructor is asking the students to try out RDD while the auto-grader depends on SQL, it should have been clarified.
por Hoàng M T•
May 01, 2020
Nice course. Inform the basic concepts of statistics.
Some of the code is not consistent (E.g. the week 4 assignment I have to remove the parameter of getListForHistogramAndBoxPlot() and getListsForRunChart() in submit cell in order to successfully submit).
por Satyam K•
Nov 20, 2018
This course gives you nice experience with Apache Spark. There is lot of update going on interface which creates few problem but discussion forum helps you out. Good for beginners in Data Science who have basic knowledge of python and SQL.
por Christian M•
Jun 20, 2019
It's an excellent course for anybody who wants to learn the basic of Spark, Watson Studio, and data analysis. It's also a good reminder for anybody well acquainted to the subject and want to know how to deal with it in Watson Studio
por Udbhav S P•
Apr 11, 2020
there were two errors i noticed if you could correct them - check the last assignment in the grading system it has parameters given which are not required and the last quiz there is a ques about PCA pls correct the options
por Xiang Y N•
Apr 10, 2019
I was just wondering, is the content a bit short? Are there any more details on practising writing functions and text rather than an hour videoing and quiz? I believe intense programming skills practise is more efficient
por Dipro M•
Jul 18, 2019
Nice for a basic introduction. I really got to know a lot about the basics of 'data' and spark applications. However, the exercises and assignments seemed a bit too simple. Also could do with a few more extra readings.
por Víctor M P•
Apr 30, 2020
El curso es una introducción muy básica, lo más interesante son los ejercicios opcionales como el de node-red. Me esperaba que se aplicaran buenas prácticas en los ejercicios, pero como introducción está bien.
por Marcos P L•
Dec 08, 2019
As an introductory course on data science and manipulation of large data sets, the course proved to be quite comprehensive and technically capable of leading the student to an understanding of all content.
por Amy P•
Aug 28, 2019
I learned a lot from this introduction and appreciated the amount of coding that the lecturer did during many of the videos. Would have liked more involved programming challenges at the end of each week.
por Jan D•
Mar 19, 2017
Good course with a good Instructor. It's a real basic course and good for beginners, though you need to have to dive into Python and Spark on your own to follow the course and the assignments. :)
por Pranav N•
Aug 28, 2019
Deserves 5 Star if the contents are updated such as removing redundant codes in Video lectures, upgrading Python and Spark to latest version etc. Overall a great place to start Scalable DS.
por Bruno N•
Sep 03, 2018
Very good course for a hands on overview introduction to the topic, and the associated tools (particularly Apache PiSpark).
Some issues with the auto grader encountered sometimes.
por Gouri K•
Nov 12, 2019
Good overall,instructor was very good,but I feel more examples could be used especially when explaining multidimensional vector space and such basics of graphs
por Ivan J M•
Nov 02, 2019
There are a lot of not updated sections, sometimes it confuses me because in some videos he talks about how we will use Node RED but then we don't use it.
por Mohammad M A•
May 10, 2020
Romeo is a great instructor and I love his lectures, however some of the quiz questions are very trivial and aren't explained on his video tutorials...
por Lucas M B•
Dec 03, 2019
Seria ótimo se atualizassem o conteúdo do vídeo para reproduzir a versão atual do sistema e do Python, porém em teoria o conteúdo não deixou a desejar.
por Eric J•
Feb 10, 2017
Really good course to provide an overview of working within IBM's cloud platform offerings. This course provides the basics of ApacheSpark as well.
por Umer A B•
Mar 18, 2017
The Grader template in the beginning is very confusing when doing first assignment. The response from Instructor should be quick.
por Mortaja A•
Jan 05, 2019
structure and instruction to setup of ibm clound and ibm watson needs improvement. overall good instructions and flow.
por Tamer M•
Sep 24, 2019
Most of the video's subtitles need to be synced, it was hard to fully understand the Indian accent without subtitles.
por Norman F•
Jan 13, 2019
Some errors like lambdas are not working anymore with Python, some typos like in Assignment 4.1 and missing steps.