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About the Course

Interested in increasing your knowledge of the Big Data landscape? This course is for those new to data science and interested in understanding why the Big Data Era has come to be. It is for those who want to become conversant with the terminology and the core concepts behind big data problems, applications, and systems. It is for those who want to start thinking about how Big Data might be useful in their business or career. It provides an introduction to one of the most common frameworks, Hadoop, that has made big data analysis easier and more accessible -- increasing the potential for data to transform our world! At the end of this course, you will be able to: * Describe the Big Data landscape including examples of real world big data problems including the three key sources of Big Data: people, organizations, and sensors. * Explain the V’s of Big Data (volume, velocity, variety, veracity, valence, and value) and why each impacts data collection, monitoring, storage, analysis and reporting. * Get value out of Big Data by using a 5-step process to structure your analysis. * Identify what are and what are not big data problems and be able to recast big data problems as data science questions. * Provide an explanation of the architectural components and programming models used for scalable big data analysis. * Summarize the features and value of core Hadoop stack components including the YARN resource and job management system, the HDFS file system and the MapReduce programming model. * Install and run a program using Hadoop! This course is for those new to data science. 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. 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. Software requirements include: Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.10+, Ubuntu 14.04+ or CentOS 6+ VirtualBox 5+....

Top reviews

HM
Sep 8, 2019

I love the course. It goes deep into the foundations, and then finishes up with an actual lab where you learn by practice. I greatly benefited from it and feel I have achieved a milestone in big data.

PB
May 24, 2018

A step by step approach stating from basic big data concept extending to Hadoop framework and hands on mapping and simple MapReduce application development effort.\n\nVery smooth learning experience.

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By Hamad A

May 31, 2019

Very good for people who needs an introduction and with no background on deep technical knowledge of data and computers.

By Vivek T

Apr 8, 2019

this is really a fantastic course in Big data and data science. the instructor is so nice and the content is quite good.

By Deleted A

Aug 28, 2017

The beginning was a little too basic but it was the best explanation of Hadoop and Map-Reduce that I have gotten so far.

By Rajshri S

Jun 24, 2017

This is a great course material for start to learning Big Data . There is good description with example for every topic.

By Luqman F

Nov 8, 2020

Great as a basic introduction, and produces a nice landscape of various big data frameworks and the basics of the HDFS.

By Shah F H

May 21, 2020

This course is the basic of big data.So if anyone is interested in the big data field can do this course as a beginner.

By Mohini S U

May 10, 2020

want to know how to work with hadoop in real life by creating master node and data nodes in a cluster for data analysis

By Lucas V S

Apr 29, 2018

Impeccable course. Helped a lot on introducing myself into the Big Data field. Thanks to all developers of this course.

By Federico S

Jan 27, 2018

I'd say it's an excellent first serious approach to Big Data. It has been great to do some hands-on MapReduce exercises

By Sam M

Nov 9, 2017

This course is an excellent introduction to Hadoop system and Big Data concepts. I am glad to have taken it. Thank you!

By Umer H

Apr 24, 2021

This course provides me an excellent understanding of Big data and also provides me hands-on experience on Hadoop HDFS

By Lalitkumar O

May 12, 2020

It was very meaningful and learningful experience with live project example. Thank you Ilkay Madam and Amarnath Sir...

By Anjali P

Apr 6, 2020

I have gone through the whole course and delighted to share my feedback as positive.

Whole course was very interactive.

By André G P

Nov 1, 2018

I really enjoyed the course, the classes are very well structured and the instructors have excellent teaching methods.

By Dwarika D M

Jul 21, 2017

this is one of the best tutorial to start from scratch...I really enjoyed this tutorial too much and have learn a lot.

By CEPHAS Y Y

Sep 30, 2020

it was interesting and l got to learn new things which am excited to offer my masters in Data Science............wow

By Aline R G d O

May 25, 2020

Excelente, aprendi muitos conceitos importantes para analise de dados. Além disso, professores são muito detalhistas.

By Rune R

Sep 19, 2017

Very understandable content and very well explained - concepts of Big Data tied to real life examples were excellent.

By Santanu K

Feb 2, 2017

Excellent course! Very well structured and provides basic understanding of the concepts involved in a very clear way.

By Ankur K

Jul 1, 2016

Quite Informative and also touches the basics of Hadoop , Cloud Computing , Data Science.

Really enjoyed studying it.

By Kartik T

Jun 30, 2020

The course is a absolute hit. The instructors were very helping and the materials provided are undoubtedly the best.

By Aleksandr K

Sep 23, 2018

Great Course and insights into Big Data. Excellent starting point for anyone who wants to learn more about Big Data.

By Jacson C

Aug 14, 2018

It is a very good opportunity to hone your skills in big data. This course is mainly about the concepts of big data.

By Juan A C S

Oct 21, 2016

Excellent introduction to Big Data, clear presentation of concepts and motivation to continue the study of the area.

By Zipporah K B

Oct 19, 2020

Lectures and learning materials were sufficient. Examples helped a lot in understanding the concept of this course.