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About the Course

At the end of the course, you will be able to: *Retrieve data from example database and big data management systems *Describe the connections between data management operations and the big data processing patterns needed to utilize them in large-scale analytical applications *Identify when a big data problem needs data integration *Execute simple big data integration and processing on Hadoop and Spark platforms This course is for those new to data science. Completion of Intro to Big Data is recommended. No prior programming experience is needed, although the ability to install applications and utilize a virtual machine is necessary to complete the hands-on assignments. Refer to the specialization technical requirements for complete hardware and software specifications. Hardware Requirements: (A) Quad Core Processor (VT-x or AMD-V support recommended), 64-bit; (B) 8 GB RAM; (C) 20 GB disk free. How to find your hardware information: (Windows): Open System by clicking the Start button, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties; (Mac): Open Overview by clicking on the Apple menu and clicking “About This Mac.” Most computers with 8 GB RAM purchased in the last 3 years will meet the minimum requirements.You will need a high speed internet connection because you will be downloading files up to 4 Gb in size. Software Requirements: This course relies on several open-source software tools, including Apache Hadoop. All required software can be downloaded and installed free of charge (except for data charges from your internet provider). Software requirements include: Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.10+, Ubuntu 14.04+ or CentOS 6+ VirtualBox 5+....

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Oct 21, 2020

Hello Gentlemen,

This course was very helpful foe me. It enhanced my knowledge about Big Data Integration. Thank you so much for providing me such important knowledge. Thank you once again.


Sep 24, 2016

Best course taking into account the first three. Good material, more in depth than the other ones. Very well explained. Useful to get a sense of various interesting topics and orientative.

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By Amr H

Jan 30, 2017

Goog hands-on and assessments, i like it and it took me sometime and reading to solve it


By Muhammad H M

Oct 4, 2020

Course content is very informative and relevant. Quizzes are highly technical and competitive

By Abbas T

Aug 20, 2018

Very nice course, it gives a new and good knowledge about

Big Data Integration and Processing

By David B

Apr 18, 2017

This course is more hands on than previous courses, I've found it very interesting and useful

By Piero T

Dec 5, 2016

The best course so far (still not doing 4,5,6). It is more complex than the first two.

By Nicolás O

Jan 20, 2021

Very interesting, difficult Big Data course!! Thanks Coursera for this opportunity!!

By Nicolas G

Sep 24, 2017

It was a nice experience for me, I consider a excelent course!!! Congratulations!!!

By Adryan R A

Jul 28, 2021

Very good explanation, but i think need some understanding before take this course

By Antony C

Apr 5, 2018

I enjoyed this module because the theory, hands on and quiz tests were balanced.

By Prashant N N

Dec 28, 2018

This course was very informative and provided some very good hands on exercises

By Nikola M

Nov 7, 2021

​A perfect blend of theoretical and practical approach to MongoDb and PySpark.

By Rene G

Nov 11, 2016

Great course! The practices were very useful to me to understand the subjects.

By Kuldeep K S

Jul 24, 2020

Clearly explained . It is one of the best courses in big data specialization

By Chetan H

Mar 12, 2019

This is awesome course for beginner who didn't have any knowledge of bigdata

By Carlos E R M

Apr 11, 2017

One of the best ways to start to be in contact with the real Big Data Tools

By Qiaochu S

Feb 22, 2020

Quite systematic knowledge for Spark, exactly what I want to learn about!

By Andrew C

Dec 23, 2016

Good amount of theory and also hands-on exercises with some of the tools.

By Chandrakanth B

Dec 5, 2019

Able to know how big data helps in data integration and processing works


Jun 16, 2017

good information, especially some hands on sparkSQL and spark streaming

By Andrés F

Oct 10, 2016

I recommend more practical work but as an introductory course it is OK.

By Gaurav D

Jun 29, 2018

Excellent course, great combination of theory and practical knowledge!

By Oswaldo C

Aug 27, 2020

Se cubren los temas apropiados, además que las lecciones son concisas

By Роксолана Д

Sep 14, 2017

Amazing course! A lot of practice which is relevant and interesting.

By Swapnil B

Jun 1, 2017

The final quiz was a bit tough and needed understanding and googling

By viper

Aug 16, 2017

Good course, except there are some obscure place need to be modify.