This introductory tutorial will walk you through the basic RDD abstraction in Spark. It has code samples in both Scala as well as Python Spark (PySpark). We'll answer the question, what is an RDD?
This article will walk you through how to build Apache Spark for usage on your local machine. After that you'll be able to create Spark Clusters or try out Spark on your local computer.
This article will walk you through how to build Apache Spark to support the HIVE SQL execution engine as well as YARN. After that it should be ready to get up and running on your hadoop cluster.