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A Practical Introduction to PySpark
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A Practical Introduction to PySpark

Last Updated on November 5, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Mihir Gandhi

Originally published on Towards AI.

This article explains what PySpark is, some common PySpark functions, and data analysis of the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission Dataset using PySpark.

PySpark is an interface for Apache Spark in Python. With PySpark, you can write Python and SQL-like commands to manipulate and analyze data in a distributed processing environment.

Apache Spark: Apache Spark is an open-source data processing framework for processing large datasets in a distributed manner. It does in-memory computations to analyze data in real-time. It leverages Apache Hadoop for both storage and processing.

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