Apache Spark

Stateful Streaming in Spark

Reading Time: 4 minutes Apache Spark is a fast and general-purpose cluster computing system. In Spark, we can do the batch processing and stream processing as well. It does near real-time processing. It means that it processes the data in micro-batches. I have discussed more Spark Streaming in my previous blog. Now in this blog, I’ll discuss Stateful Streaming in Spark. So let’s start !! What is Stateful Streaming? Continue Reading

Spark Structured Streaming (Part 2) – The Internals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Welcome back folks to this blog series of Spark Structured Streaming. This blog is the continuation of the earlier blog “Introduction to Structured Streaming“. So I’ll exactly start from the point where I left in the previous blog. Structure of Streaming Query When we call start() API, Spark internally translates this code into a Logical Plan (an abstract representation of what the code does), then Continue Reading

Spark Structured Streaming (Part 1) – Introduction

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this Spark Structured Streaming series of blogs, we will have a deep look into what structured streaming is in a very layman language. So let’s get started. Introduction Structured streaming is a stream processing engine built on top of the Spark SQL engine and uses the Spark SQL APIs. It is fast, scalable and fault-tolerant. It provides rich, unified and high-level APIs in the Continue Reading

Wondering how to upgrade your skills in the pandemic? Here’s a simple way you can do it.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Corona Virus Pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Countries are on a major lockdown. Schools, colleges, theatres, gym, clubs, and all other public places are shut down, the country’s economy is suffering, human health is on stake, people are losing their jobs and nobody knows how worse it can get. Since most of the places are on lockdown, and you are working from Continue Reading

Adaptive Query Execution (AQE) in Spark 3.0

Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog pertains to Apache SPARK 3.x, where we will find out how Spark’s new feature named Adaptive Query Execution (AQE) works internally. So let’s get started. One of the major feature introduced in Apache Spark 3.0 is the new Adaptive Query Execution (AQE) over the Spark SQL engine. So, in this feature, the Spark SQL engine can keep updating the execution plan per computation Continue Reading

Comparison between different streaming engines

Reading Time: 5 minutes Distributed stream processing engines have been on the rise in the last few years, first Hadoop became popular as a batch processing engine, then focus shifted towards stream processing engines. Stream processing engines can make the job of processing data that comes in via a stream easier than ever before and by using clustering can enable processing data in larger sets in a timely manner. Continue Reading

Delta Lake: Schema Enforcement & Evolution

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nowadays data is constantly evolving and changing. As well as the business problems and requirements are evolving, the shape or the structure of the data is also changing. When that happens, we want to be in control of how the data or schema changes. But how we can achieve this? Delta Lake has good ways to control how schema changes. With Delta Lake, users have Continue Reading

fetching data from different sources using Spark 2.1

Spark: createDataFrame() vs toDF()

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are two different ways to create a Dataframe in Spark. First, using toDF() and second is using createDataFrame(). In this blog we will see how we can create Dataframe using these two methods and what’s the exact difference between them. toDF() toDF() method provides a very concise way to create a Dataframe. This method can be applied to a sequence of objects. To access Continue Reading

Cluster vs Client: Execution modes for a Spark application

Reading Time: 3 minutes Whenever we submit a Spark application to the cluster, the Driver or the Spark App Master should get started. And the Driver will be starting N number of workers. Spark driver will be managing spark context object to share the data and coordinates with the workers and cluster manager across the cluster. Cluster Manager can be Spark Standalone or Hadoop YARN or Mesos. Workers will Continue Reading