Dec 17, 2017
Got an amazing introduction to Graph Analytics in Big Data. Technical issues with Neo4J made this course a little more challenging than necessary. But the introduction to Spark GraphX was invaluable.
Oct 26, 2016
This course was excellent as an introduction to Graph Analytics and using Neo4j. Not only did I learn a lot, I've been given tasks related to what I've learned in this course after finishing it.
By Mona Y•
Jun 15, 2020
should update the course materials and the tutorials
By Sylvain O•
Apr 12, 2020
Too much time spent on tools installation
By Ashish J•
Sep 06, 2017
was not able to load the files in neo4j
Jun 14, 2020
Helpful reviews are very reasonable
By Daniel K•
Aug 10, 2019
Week 5 seemed irrelevant
By Csaba P O•
Oct 31, 2017
My problem with this course is the same that with the Machine learning course: it is too basic, and the big data aspects were more a demo than a real course. I know about graph theory and networks in general much more than it was covered in this course, and I was disappointed that all the big-data context was limited to the handson sessions of week 5. I have to mention that the theoretical parts (first 3 weeks) were high quality and nice, just did not cover anything new for me.
On the contrary, the graphx handsons were drafty and really lacked explanations of the steps. I suggest to rename this course to something like "Introduction to graph and network analysis with a big-data demo" not to mislead users.
By Keith B•
Jun 24, 2017
There were a number of software configuration settings for which we were not forewarned, some settings that I saw now way of changing in the community edition of Neo4j, and the queries in week 5 were not adequately explained. Furthermore, some of the earlier lectures appeared to be "modified from the original lecture, cut down to create required material and optional material. The lectures were cut in crude fashion, and the instructor would go from one slide to the next, sometimes starting in mid sentence. This subject can be interesting and useful information, but the content needs to be reworked so that we better understand the software use, and what we are trying to achieve.
By William B•
May 28, 2018
My personal opinion but we seem to be just breezing through at a very fast pace the details associated with the applications. We are presenting but not really conveying anything meaningful given the pace that they are covered. Seems more of a distraction than value to the overall objective of the course. It would make more sense just to provide a slower placed recorded session on the tools .. and I do mean slower with explanation. Perhaps and optional course where there could be a deeper drill down into to the apps. It also seems that some of the course material is not up to date with the current versions of the apps as well.
By JOHN G•
Oct 06, 2020
While there is very good content in this course, just like the others in the Big Data Specialization the material is out of date with the tools, there is not enough guidance on the use of the tools, and no one curates the material to keep the directions for using the tools current with the tools. This makes these courses hugely frustrating and a huge time suck without providing insight or value other than how to search the web for answers to fixing all the screw ups in the material.
Over All this makes the course extremely POOR
By Yi S•
May 23, 2020
This course continues the style of the specilization. Wrong instructions, theoretical lecture and inconsiderate course structure. Maybe this course includes too much concepts and skills and students may not be able to command all of them within such a short period of time. I have to say it's a waste of time to download all these softwares in the course.
By Kjell L•
Sep 24, 2016
First week of 3 min video. Seriously we want to dive into the subject. And the last two weeks should have more content. Felt like much more copy and paste without understanding why you did that. Understand this should be introduction to Big Data... But the price you pay for the introduction is too expensive.
By Fernando B M•
Oct 09, 2017
Full of errors, short of explanations and support, just trying to figure out what to introduce in the command line, not knowing what I am actually doing and why. There are issues reported in the forums eight months ago that have not been fixed. At least one can get a fair idea of what can be done.
By Michel R•
Nov 15, 2017
Some items are interesting, but the lectures seem goal-less: not enough structure to help understand graph analytics. There's something there but I didn't have much of a takeaway. Introductory material should have more structure.
By Konstantin K•
Apr 03, 2018
Most part of materials about Graphs analysis and parallel programming models left unclear despite I have tried to rewatch the lectures some number of times. Previous courses of the spec were clearer
By Julien D•
May 19, 2018
Many tools... very high level approach.
Complex theory is also explained very quickly and disconnected from the hands-on exercises.
By Min M Z•
Jan 17, 2018
software not working based on the instruction. Can't connect to server and there is no help in the forum
By manav j•
Jun 08, 2018
Not so great content and more theoritical then practical
By Victor C B•
Oct 03, 2017
by far the most difficult and poor explained.
By LIU, S T•
Jul 06, 2019
The things taught is easy and boring
By Dev A S•
Jan 20, 2020
At least, in the previous courses, the instructors were explaining good. This course, for the first three weeks, the instructor is rushing, we would require to pause every minute and see it again. Also the Neo4j has removed the exe file for windows and providing only zip since and year. There is not updates of videos related to that on how to run Neo4j using zip files. Not only on this course, all the courses were still with oldest version of applications. I managed with those applications. But with Neo4j, I can't even proceed with the course. Worst course ever I took. Also I see user who has taken course has posted in Discussion Forum regarding this a month ago and there is no reply for the post from the instructor. My advice is not to take this course at any case.
By William R•
Oct 06, 2016
I was unhappy with this. It was clear that this course was pulled together from a superset of other material, and that it was not checked for consistency or completeness. The students were tested on their ability to write down a specific phrase from a video rather than on application of the principles learned from utilization of the graph database tools. (Broccoli -- REALLY???)
Further, the lack of response to questions posted in the forum indicates a lack of engagement from instructors and / or facilitators.
By Lukáš B•
Feb 05, 2018
Very interesting topic, but poor course. They totaly kill the oportunity to tech good things.
Tools you need to accomplish are not working all the time and you need to search for the solution in discussion without knowing what are you looking for. I would appreciate whet they give at least some hint what to look for. It could be valuable. Than you just copy paste solution and do not knot what are you doing.
I think deep knowledge what and why are you actually doing will be more valuable than cover every topic.
By Yaron K•
Aug 14, 2016
The material on graph analytics was of introductory level. A string of interesting ideas, with unclear explanations. The lesson on GraphX was basically a copy-paste introduction to it's abilities without actually teaching how to use it. The transcripts are full of mistakes. Someone not proficient in English or hard of hearing would be confused by them. It was somewhat difficult to understand the main lecturer. The best part was the explanation of Neo4j - and it was at an introductory level. A disappointment.
By Ruijia W•
Dec 07, 2017
The worst couse I ever take!!
1) week 1-2 is completely useless
2) The whole Neoj4 part is a disaster. You really need to check whether your protocol can still work under the lastest version in windows
3) The GraphX is basically crap. The pipline get stuck from the filtering step as :
[Stage 4:=============================> (1 + 0) / 2]
No FAQ and No debug,
It is irresponsible!!!
By Jian S•
Apr 16, 2017
This course is supposed to be the most interesting, and most challenged one of this specialization. However i am quite disappointed with the instructor and the contents he put together. He speaks too fast without much clarity, and worst of all, i can tell most of the time he reads from the scripts without really conveying much knowledge about the contents.