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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.

DK
Aug 11, 2021

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.

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By kaan g

May 7, 2020

Really good that is prepared. I suggest for person who would like to introduce big data.

By Majji H

Jul 29, 2019

This would be purely useful to beginners who would like to start the course from scratch

By Sumukh N

Apr 3, 2021

Both the teachers were good, perfect for those who want to start Big data from scratch.

By Elisabeth G

Sep 1, 2020

It is a simple course for beginner like me to understand Big Data and it's application.

By Okan E

Jul 19, 2020

This course is very informative. The Lecturer explains everything clearly and detailed.

By Modali G K

Jun 6, 2020

really this course was very useful to build my basics of big data and its methodologies

By PEDRO P V

Nov 21, 2019

Perfect for people like me that is not familiar yet with those new technologies.

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By Edgar G H

Dec 2, 2018

Great to get a general Idea on what Big Data means and what are the general uses of it.

By Marcos H M C R

Sep 23, 2018

Good course, however, a bit difficult for the ones who are not used to this framewoork.

By Abhijeet K

Jan 28, 2018

Great way of teaching ...personalised learning....looking for more courses with them...

By Ashish J

Aug 17, 2017

It was nice to get some basic understanding and run some hadoop commands. I enjoyed it.

By Lokesh J

Jun 22, 2017

Value to money and providing good exposure as i was just beginner so learn a lot.Thanks

By Andrew W T

Apr 18, 2017

This was a very good course to get a foundation in Big Data terms, concepts, and tools.

By DAVID A L R

Oct 8, 2020

Excellent course, that is new knowledge for me and i want to learn more about Big Data

By Renjith

Jul 3, 2019

Very beneficial course for big data beginners. It gave a great interest to learn more.

By Chin C L

Jan 31, 2019

The course is pretty good. It help me to understand some basic of Big Data and Hadoop.

By Nagarjuna

Oct 1, 2018

wonderfully scripted for beginners to understand and learn the basics of the big data.

By Martin K

Aug 3, 2018

Very good course, very good topics, got a very good overview about how to use big data

By Arturo R

Jun 2, 2018

I liked the introductory course, the concepts and the explanation was clear. Thank you

By Nithin P

Jul 20, 2017

This course is really good for beginners. Helps understand all the aspects of Big Data

By Nicolas L M

Oct 29, 2016

Excellent course to learn about big data and how to apply this knowledge in real cases

By jorge a r o

Sep 7, 2020

Excellent course! really well structured! content easy to process. super recommended!

By Low Z Y J

Jun 20, 2020

the second act was quite a steep curve. a great introduction overall however. thanks.

By Juan E A

Jun 16, 2020

Un excelente curso practico para iniciar y conocer los conceptos basicos de Big Data!

By Nikil R

Jun 5, 2018

this course gives very good understanding of foundations and technologies in big data