Struggling to conquer Apache Spark?

Learning is hard enough as it is but when you bring in distributed computing frameworks in sophisticated programming languages - things don't get any easier. While self-study can certainly help, without a good guide, things are always more difficult than they should be. That's why I created Spark Tutorials, to make it easier to learn and use Apache Spark. is here to provide simple, easy to follow tutorials to help you get up and running quickly. You'll learn the foundational abstractions in Apache Spark from RDDs to DataFrames and MLLib. Start off with some of the articles below.

Spark Will Not Start with Spark Error-java.lang.OutOfMemoryError PermGen space

This article will walk you through how to resolve the java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space exception that can occur when you're trying to start Spark.

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Spark Broadcast Variables - What are they and how do I use them

In this short article, we'll go over what Broadcast variables are, some of their uses, and how you should try and leverage them in your projects. We'll be covering topics like the broadcast join to keep your cluster from having to do too much work!

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A Simple Scala Spark Project Template and Guide

Thus far I haven't found a good project template for Apache Spark and it's been a repeated process to get it right. In this tutorial, I walk through a simple project template that I've created as an effort to help others get started with Apache Spark in Scala.

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