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Tutorial: Using PySpark and the MapR Sandbox

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PySpark is a Spark API that allows you to interact with Spark through the Python shell. If you have a Python programming background, this is an excellent way to get introduced to Spark data types and parallel programming. PySpark is a particularly flexible tool for exploratory big data analysis because it integrates with the rest of the Python data analysis ...

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Resolving JSON schema Changes with Drill and Python

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Drill is a fantastic tool for querying JSON data. But Drill isn’t magical, and sometimes it runs into some data that it can’t quite handle (yet). This post walks through an example of such a scenario, and how you might work through the issue using a little bit of Python code. Scenario You have data where the schema changes. In ...

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Top Performance Metrics for Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, and Python

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No application is the same. Some legacy apps were built in a monolithic environment built on a homogeneous language, say Java or .NET. As environments become more distributed, and technology has innovated to a near-breaking speed, application architectures tend to be built using a multitude of languages often leveraging the more dynamic languages for specific use cases. Luckily, these distributed ...

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10 Awesome Python Tutorials to Kick-Start your Projects

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Python is a widely used high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C++ or Java. The language provides constructs intended to enable clear programs on both a small and large scale. Python supports multiple ...

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Mimicking Kotlin Builders in Java and Python

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Intro Kotlin is probably my favorite language right now, and possibly one of the coolest things it has to offer is type-safe builders, built upon several features (explained in a bit). I find myself really really wanting to have this feature in my other two primary languages, Java and Python. This article explains what I believe to be the closest ...

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Using Python with Apache Spark

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Apache Spark is awesome. Python is awesome. This post will show you how to use your favorite programming language to process large datasets quickly. Why Python? Python has become one of the major programming languages, joining the pantheon of essential languages like C, C++, and HTML. Why has it become so popular? Because Guido van Rossum designed it as a ...

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