Installing Spark on Windows

Here I’m going to provide a step by step instructions on how to install Spark on Windows.

Computer: Windows 7 x64, 8 GB RAM, i5 CPU.

Spark is written with Scala and runs in the Java virtual environment. To build Spark we need to prepare the environment first by installing: JDK, Scala, SBT and GIT. Versions are important.

Let’s start with Java. The latest JDK 7 will be used:

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