High Performance Spark

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Everything You Need to Know about How Spark Works
This is an excerpt from the o'Reilly book "high performance spark" and only includes chapter 2  

If you’ve successfully used Apache Spark to solve medium sized-problems, but still struggle to realize the "Spark promise" of unparalleled performance on big data, this chapter is for you. "How Spark Works" introduces Spark's place in the big data ecosystem and its overall design. Fill out the short form below to get your copy and

    • Learn how Spark's design principles differ from other open source platforms
    • Understand how Spark programs are executed
    • Get a broad overview of the Spark model for parallel computing
    • Improve your understanding of Spark terms and how they are used in the big data ecosystem