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  1. Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs): A fundamental data structure in Spark that represents an immutable distributed collection of objects.

  2. DataFrames: A distributed collection of data organized into named columns that provides a more structured and higher-level API than RDDs.

  3. Spark SQL: A Spark module for structured data processing that provides a programming interface to work with structured and semi-structured data.

  4. Spark Streaming: A Spark module for processing real-time streaming data.

  5. MLlib: A Spark module for machine learning that provides distributed implementations of common machine learning algorithms and tools for building and evaluating models.

  6. GraphX: A Spark module for graph processing that provides an API for building and manipulating graphs.

  7. Spark Core: The fundamental execution engine of Spark that provides distributed task scheduling, memory management, and fault recovery.

  8. Cluster Manager: The component of Spark that manages the distribution of Spark jobs across a cluster of machines.

  9. Driver Program: The program that runs the main function and coordinates the distribution of tasks across a Spark cluster.

  10. Executors: The processes that run on worker nodes and execute tasks assigned by the driver program.

  11. Task: The basic unit of work in Spark, which is a computation that can be executed on a single node and can operate on a portion of the data.

  12. Transformations: Operations that create a new RDD from an existing one, such as map, filter, and groupByKey.

  13. Actions: Operations that return a value or write data to an external storage system, such as reduce, collect, and save.

  14. Caching: A mechanism for storing RDDs in memory or on disk to speed up subsequent operations on the same RDD.

  15. Partitioning: The process of dividing an RDD into smaller, more manageable pieces that can be processed in parallel across a cluster.

  16. Shuffling: The process of redistributing data across partitions, such as when performing a groupByKey operation.

  17. Broadcast variables: Variables that can be shared across nodes in a Spark cluster to reduce the amount of data that needs to be transmitted over the network.

  18. Accumulators: Variables that can be used to accumulate values across multiple tasks in a Spark job.

  19. Spark Submit: The command-line tool used to submit Spark applications to a cluster.

  20. YARN: The resource manager used by Spark to manage resources and schedule tasks in a Hadoop cluster.

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