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Creating Your First PySpark Application

Dustin Vannoy gives us a primer on Apache Spark:

Get hands on with Python and PySpark to build your first data pipeline. In this video I walk you through how to read, transform, and write the NYC Taxi dataset which can be found on Databricks, Azure Synapse, or downloaded from the web to wherever you run Apache Spark. Once you have watched and followed along with this tutorial, go find a free dataset and try to write your own PySpark application. Pro tip: Search for the Spark equivalent of functions you use in other programming languages (including SQL). Many will exist in the pyspark.sql.functions module.

In addition to the code listing, Dustin has a video walking us through the process.