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Installing Spark

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In this hour, I have covered the different deployment modes for Spark: Spark Standalone, Spark on Mesos, and Spark on YARN.

Spark Standalone refers to the built-in process scheduler it uses as opposed to using a preexisting external scheduler such as Mesos or YARN. A Spark Standalone cluster could have any number of nodes, so the term “Standalone” could be a misnomer if taken out of context. I have showed you how to install Spark both in Standalone mode (as a single node or multi-node cluster) and how to install Spark on an existing YARN (Hadoop) cluster.

I have also explored the components included with Spark, many of which you will have used by the end of this book.

You’re now up and running with Spark. You can use your Spark installation for most of the exercises throughout this book.

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