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.
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.
By Cyprien H•
Very good introduction to big data with both a high level perspective, with strategic considerations to more practical stuffs.
Hadoop introduction is good. I'll move on to the next courses of the specialization to learn more.
By Deva D•
The Big Data Analysis is one of the emerging topic. The course provides the detailed information about various concepts that can be easily understood by learners. Thanks to the faculty members who are handling the course.
By Magnus O•
Great quality on the material. The lectures and slides are good, quiz is relevant to the content in the videos. I really like the assignment and the you have to correct other students assignments as well. Great course!
By DHANUSH A•
It was a great experience learning about Big Data. after this introductory course, I'm very eager to learn the latter courses. Thanks to Ilkay Altintas.
it's a must-learn course for CS students I would highly recommend.
By Ravi V A•
This course was taught by the expert very nicely and simple way. Also we can access easily all the resource provided. I enjoyed a lot while learning this course. Thank you very much for the entire team of this course.
By Muhammad F•
I think this course is really helpful for students who wants to know more about big data, and a little bit information for how to analyze the big data. Thank you, it was fun to learning the big data from UC San Diego!
By Ramesh T V R•
The course is very good for people who are new to Big Data. The basics were explained well in Layman's terms and is easy to understand. The Basics are strong now and looking forward to understand the in-depth concepts
By Vidal A C L•
This gave me a thorough high level understanding of BigData, and reminded me how ubiquitous it is around it. I strongly recommend this course to my fellow Project Managers looking to discover more about BigData.
By Mohamad K•
Its a great course by great University and professional Teachers. The course explained and structured very well, as well designed to be considered to all students background. Fell the power of Big Data in real life.
By Sanket S•
I found it quite interesting. The speakers make it very easy to understand as well as learning materials is also upto the mark and sufficient. Quizzes are of mixed type and are very appropriate to test the knowledge.
By Ahmed B•
Actually, this is the first course for me on Coursera. I have learned a lot of valuable information and took a perfect knowledge from respected professors. I wish to finish this specialization in 6 months.
By Palak S•
This introduction course of big data is really well organized with adequate amount of content and clearly explained concepts for a beginner. I would definitely recommend this for all the beginner data enthusiasts.
By Melissa T•
Loved this course. The only thing I would suggest doing differently is if you receive an incorrect answer on a quiz to let you know what the correct answer is and a brief explanation. Instructor was excellent!
By Alvaro V•
Great introduction to big data applications, excellent material, videos, examples and tutors. Thank you so much to the tutors and the students who share with me. I hope to continue learning about big data world.
By Mohan T•
Excellent experience, It took time to complete the assignments with hands on experience as i had issues with Dual & Quad core processors. However, now bought a new laptop with Quad core and the issue is resolved
By Soumik N•
The course has been fabulously designed. Hats off to the mentors for explaining the foundation of the course in such a lucid and easily comprehensible manner. Super excited to go to the next module of Big Data.
By Nicolás J C•
Very good introduction to the Specialization. I feel like they cover the topics at the pace and intensity as needed. I left learning the basics and foundation of Big Data, which is the main goal of the course.
By Md. F K•
This course was so helpful, I always wondered how this huge amount of data are processed or stored. Well this Big Data Introduction course taught me that. I also learned MapReduce, how to use it in real life.
By VIKASH K•
This course is so useful for the students who are just enetering the world of Big Data...It helps to understand all the terms and related meanings and also the applications required to do the big Data project
By Toshio C•
I liked this course a lot. It covered many basic concepts about big data characteristics and actual examples. The best part were the examples for conceptual understanding of MapReduce application. Great job.
By Giacomo D•
Very gentle and effective introduction to the Big Data field, covering the general concepts and providing clear examples. Ideal for everybody interested in the topic. No specific programming skills required.
Fruitful learning for me and made me more confident in my new assignment. I feel more excited when I went through the difficulties at the last part for virtual box set up with the help from google knowledge.
By Ali S•
this was a great short course for starters in big data analytics and hadoop. the teachers had an excellent in depth knowledge of their field and they communicated it a very learner and professional manner.
By qazi m u u h•
very good basic knowledge of big data. really appreciate the good work. you should include more optional exercises and optional prompts about interesting problems and functionalities for curious learners.
By Snigdha S•
I really found the course helpful. The instructors have made lots of efforts to explain each concept. It is designed well for step by step learning, including theoretical as well as practical knowledge.