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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+....

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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.


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.

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By saumya m

Jun 5, 2017

very good and informative. course will let you open up your arms in the area of data science

By Muhammad I A

Mar 27, 2017

A BIG start with Big Data by understanding fundamentals and hands on experience with hadoop.

By Dr. V R P

Sep 7, 2020

Very good sessions conducted by course era and help full for my carrier.Thank you very much

By guddu m

Jul 31, 2020

this is a good introductory course for big data, with less no of hrs. and precise teaching.

By Shalini S

Jun 15, 2020

It was a great introductory course and also I got some basic knowledge in Hadoop ecosystem.

By Eduardo P L

Jul 23, 2017

Very good introductory training.

Hope next courses in the program to be as good as this one.

By Shweta S

Jul 17, 2017

Great course! The teachers taught extremely well and made the learning process interesting.

By arnold8968

Mar 29, 2017

introduce the Hadoop framework, the data structure, and the characteristics of Big Data etc

By Devendran M

Nov 15, 2020

Thoughtful way of guiding the novices into Bigdata. Like the way the course is organised.

By 张炅焱

Nov 8, 2020

Excellent job for introducing basic ideas about Big Data and some practical use of Hadoop.

By Pravin K

Oct 13, 2020

thanks was quite a good learning experience,hope to learn more from coursera.

By Miguel M P

Aug 22, 2020

The only thing i don't like is the autocalification of the students the are many trolls...

By Aravind R L

Jun 1, 2020

Excellent to course to understand Big Data and relevance with IIOT, Data Science and Cloud

By Shabanova O

Apr 12, 2020

Great course. He gives excellent theoretical and practical skills. I recommend for passing

By Mohamed S

Apr 4, 2019

I have benefited greatly from this course, which is a powerful start to the big data field

By Maria O

Feb 5, 2017

Excelente!! Muy buen curso, como está enfocado y los temas que cubre. Ejemplos muy claros.

By Jyothikumar

Dec 29, 2016

thanks for instructors this course helped me to understand what exactly bib data modules

By Lahiru S

Aug 5, 2021

So clear to understand and gave a wide introduction and familiarization to the Big Data.

By Laura R

Jul 24, 2020

All information is useful. The material is presented in a clear and comprehensible manner

By Shrajna S

May 10, 2020

This course gave me a thorough insight into Big Data with a few hands-on implementations.


Apr 10, 2020

Got to known about Big Data and it's applications in our daily life. Wonderful trainers.

By Ashok K

May 17, 2019

Awesome learning experience and added great value to my knowledge, thank you so very much

By Yash V

Jun 19, 2017

Awesome teachers and a well rounded course curriculum to step in to the world of Big data

By Vihang P

Nov 21, 2016

Kindler Gentler introduction to Big Data Concepts and Hadoop hands on exercise was great!

By Zubair s

Aug 13, 2016

I love this course its worth for a basic and freshers learning

Thanks Coursera for this...