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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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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.


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 Tariq A

Jan 3, 2020

“A great course – I received lots of information and lots of useful Information.

By Eric E V S

Feb 20, 2019

It was a nice introduction to the subject. The last quiz was pretty lame though.

By Izabela R

Aug 27, 2018

Provides a very good understanding of the topic if you have no background on it.

By Devon E

Jul 13, 2018

Brilliant overview of the data landscape - The instructors are clear and concise

By Sayed T S

Mar 2, 2017

It was a good course ,That's amazing.Every time increase my passion for learning

By Olga Z

Aug 12, 2016

I enjoyed this course and happily displayed the Certificate on my LinkedIn page!

By Budi S

Sep 18, 2020

the contents are well organized. Is a great introduction to the big data world.

By Ashish S

Aug 6, 2020

It's a great course to get an understanding of the basic concepts of BIG Data.

By Muhammad H B A

Jul 29, 2020

A very warm and exciting introduction, looking forward to the upcoming modules.

By Anubhav

Jun 24, 2020

Awesome learning experience. Basics are taught in the most intelligible manner.

By Arun G

Aug 24, 2018

Well articulated. Gives the good amount of information at "Introduction" level.

By Mike O

Apr 22, 2018

Excellant stuff - crunching all of Shakespeare in one hit in less than a minute

By Jose F V

Oct 5, 2017

Niceeee, very theoretical at the beginning, a lot of hands on stuff at the end.

By Hashir I

Aug 11, 2021

Interesting course with most professional teacher truly a wonderful experience

By Pablo R W

Aug 14, 2020

Excelente curso para introducirse en el fascinante mundo de los datos masivos.

By Mr. H C

Jul 6, 2020

very clear explanation for those having no experience in dealing with big data

By Vincent M

Jun 6, 2020

Excellent introduction to Big Data. Will continue on certifications. Thank you

By Chandrakanth B

Dec 4, 2019

It was awesome, the basics of Big Data was explained in this course is supper!

By Ilya P

Jan 24, 2019

Great course for those who just start understanding Big Data and Data Science.

By Juan C M L

Aug 21, 2018

Great introduction to the subject. Solid Theory and Practical at the same time

By Ramesh K

Apr 16, 2018

It was really helpful for me to understand What big data is? from this course.

By Daniel C

Dec 11, 2017

I would like to recommend to each people who dont know anything about big data

By Silvia C R S

Aug 26, 2017

Really well-organized and a good start for people with no previous experience.

By Olivier S

Jul 4, 2017

Great training. It gives more than an introduction. Let's go for the next one!

By Onkar R Y

Jul 24, 2020

it will very helpful for building knowledge about Big Data Primary Concepts..