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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 09, 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.

RG

Jul 14, 2017

First of all i would like to take this opportunity to thanks the instructors the course is well structured and explained the foundations with real world problems with easy to understand the concepts.

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By Cai L

Sep 24, 2018

The course is well designed for beginners. the difficult level is just nice and easy to follow up and finish

By Steven V

Aug 01, 2017

Great intro course. The first 2 weeks move a bit slowly, but the final week of courses were very insightful.

By Sameer M

Sep 02, 2019

It is really a great course I came to know what is big data, what is Hadoop,important programs of MapReduce

By Manuel H G

Jan 17, 2018

Great and easy way to understand the basics of Big Data and it's relevance in solving modern world problems

By Gisela G

Aug 24, 2020

This curs was vero fine because I understand what the big data is and the implications in the word. Thanks

By Narra J

Jun 09, 2020

Nice interesting esp map reduce pgm how to use and the egs are quite interesting. I loveed it and enjoyed.

By shubhangi a

Jun 02, 2020

Goog Explanation for beginners.Nice Examples.Learnt a lot.Interesting.Thanks Coursera and all the mentors.

By Aditya C

Apr 17, 2020

Great corse. Had a very thorough introduction to Big Data. Covers a lot of important topics. Learnt a lot.

By Zahra H

Jan 30, 2017

a very good learning experience. really enjoyed it. thank u for this course especially to the instructors.

By Santiago E L G

Sep 13, 2020

The methodology in the course is excellent, it's a good introduction with application in a lot of topics

By Luis R G

Sep 30, 2019

Great explanation and examples on how Big data can change how we react to eventualities. Excellent course

By Nilton C R V

Sep 26, 2019

I changed my ideas about Big Data and now I can see ways to appy Big Data in different aspects of my life

By mounikayadav

Dec 31, 2017

Excellent Course. Gained alot about hadoop by this course. Thanks to Coursera for this great opportunity.

By Paras M

Jun 01, 2017

This course gives the idea about big data. If you don't know what is big data then must take this course.

By JAY S

Apr 30, 2020

Its a very amazing website to learn and understand everything in a better way.

Thanks for your knowlegde

By swetha p

Mar 30, 2020

The explanations of the topics covered were very detailed and easy to understand.

Thanks for the support.

By dharmesh s

Jan 12, 2020

i this is excellent for introduction to big data i have starting skills that required big data engineers

By Fanny S

Aug 08, 2016

This course is a good way to begin by the Data science world. I like so much the excercises with Hadoop.

By Leslie C

Feb 09, 2018

Great slides and crisp presentation. Wonderful course! The hands-on exercises really add value as well.

By Juan C M

Nov 07, 2017

Excelente. Para personas que no tienen conocimiento previo y quieren aprender lo básico sobre Big Data.

By Aaryan J

Aug 10, 2020

Well constructed course. Thank you to the instructors for helping me strengthen my Big Data knowledge.

By STEVEN V D

Nov 14, 2017

Interesting introduction, touching some of the big data key subjects and concepts. Keen to learn more.

By Lucas d M

Jul 03, 2017

Excellent introduction to the world of big data. I will take the other classes as soon as I have time.

By Nile D

Jun 18, 2017

Best ever to make yourself upskilled with BIg Data Concepts and be ready for advanced courses aligned.

By Bobo K B

Aug 24, 2020

The course was very informative and had a lot of examples for one to go and look for extra knowledge.