Apache Spark has become a popular choice for big data processing due to its speed, scalability, and ease of use. However, despite its many powerful features, Spark can also present several challenges, particularly to developers new to distributed computing. In this session, we will explore the most common anti-patterns and pitfalls associated with Spark, and discuss best practices for avoiding them. We will cover issues related to performance, scalability, memory management, and more. Through real-world examples and practical tips, attendees will learn how to anticipate and overcome common challenges, and achieve optimal performance and reliability in their Spark applications. Whether you're a seasoned Spark user or just getting started, this session will provide valuable insights into the best practices for avoiding anti-patterns and common pitfalls in Spark. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to optimize their Spark applications and achieve more efficient and reliable data processing.