Local Computer

How to work with Apache Spark on or from your local laptop or desktop computer?

Cloud-full

We will mostly be using Apace Spark via the free databricks community edition from https://community.cloud.databricks.com/. Just Sign Up if you have not done so already.

To work on the databricks community edition all you need is a laptop computer with a browser and internet connection.

If you do not own a laptop, which is highly recommened for the course, then you may use a desktop computer that you can access (perhaps in a computer lab).

Cloud-free

It is also important to be able to run Spark locally on your laptop. So you can ignore this section if you do not own a laptop.

Towards this we will be using docker to set up the local cloud-free environment for the course:

  • Setting up the local cloud-free environment for the course
  1. Step 1: Download and Install Docker by following instructions below:
    • Linux OS
    • Mac OS
    • Windows OS
  2. Step 2: Install JDK
    • Linux OS
    • Mac OS
    • Windows OS
  3. Step 3: Download Docker Image

Optionally after some downloads and setups, you can also: