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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.

PB

May 25, 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 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.

By Manali P

Jul 18, 2020

Highly recommend to people who want to understand the fundamentals and gain some practical experience

By Emilio T

May 14, 2020

It is an excellent course that provides a very clear picture on Big Data.

The teachers are excellent.

By Aman S

Jun 21, 2018

Nice explanation of concepts with examples and deep assignments for clear understanding of the topics

By Priyanshu J

May 22, 2018

Very Systematic Learning. I am doing any online course for first time and it has really impressed me.

By Georgina M

Mar 21, 2017

I really enjoyed this course. It offers a complete introduction for Big Data, suitable for beginners.

By Kjell E H

Jan 30, 2017

Very informative, if you are like me, a newbie, this course gives you a good introduction to BigData.

By Keith B

Jan 28, 2017

Very informative and interesting. Instructors presented information well, and it was well organized.

By Ranga D

Sep 08, 2016

Thanks to this course I learned the basics of Big Data and looking forward to take the other courses.

By Mejzo

Aug 23, 2016

Really nice overview about Big Data .. I guess you have to watch it 2 times for better understanding.