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I have recently got into the subject of Big Data. I am still very much a newbie and getting to grips with the concepts of Hadoop, Map-Reduce, SPARK and SCALA etc... My intention is to post Big Data related articles here as I learn more about it. The first article below briefly describes the steps you need to take in order that you can run SCALA and Spark on a windows based PC. I wont go in to doing things on the cloud such as using Amazon Web Services but instead assume that you will be running the code on your local machine. Obviously the ultimate goal is to get things running on the cloud but that is for another day.