Oct 17, 2017
Good Explanations of Concepts and Nice Tests. I got a trilling experience in completing the peer Assignments with keen observation and Analyzing of Concepts learned.Thanq for your course very much.
Mar 28, 2017
Nice course to describe the traditional data modeling (RDBMS) as well as various semi-structured and un-structured data modeling and management of the systems (Batch and Streaming data processing)
By Srikanth C•
Nov 26, 2017
Fairly superficial treatment of a wide variety of topics. There was only a loose connection between some of the hands-on exercises and the lectures. The final assignment questions were not clear and the marking scheme was vague, which led to quite a bit of confusion while answering and grading it.
By Seyyed E S•
Jan 23, 2017
1. The course is very general and high level introduction.
2. During the lectures there are some examples that in some cases are presented as very small images and briefly. I personally could not understand some examples presented in week 5.
3. I found the hands-on lectures very helpful. I wish there was more that would delve into more examples in more details.
4. The course was very overpriced given the amount of information offered compared to other courses I have taken at coursera.
By Yanpei L•
May 03, 2017
Expecting more hands on experience with big data frameworks like Hadoop or Spark. Instructions of the final assignment is very confusing, you don't actually know what it really want you to do until you go through all the Q&As in the discussion forum, which is really wasting time.
By Congcong Z•
Nov 07, 2017
it would be better if there is person to person explanation of homework
By Gustavo S•
Aug 08, 2016
More practical exercises should be recommended.
By Cyprien H•
Dec 25, 2017
The course in itself is quite good, although there are many concepts presented in a few videos only.
The bug flaw is the final peer review assignment. Questions are unclear; It is a pain to complete. When reviewing your peers, expect the same issues: you are left alone to interpret if what was done corresponds to what is expected. I guess instructors intended to make something simple but it is definitely not.
And the most frustrating thing is that this has been a recurring complain (see the forum), and nothing has changed so far.
By Aniruddha J•
May 20, 2018
Definitely could have used more hands on practices. The hands on practice examples could've delved deeper into 'how' instead of just giving you the command lines to run. Majority of the times were spent on lectures talking about abstract concepts. While useful, more of that time would've been better spend on hands-on examples.
By Jorge F d l V G•
Oct 23, 2016
The level of the exercises and quizzes don't reflect the content of the course.
By Marco F•
Apr 24, 2018
Final assignemet is too hard.
By Waldo U•
Dec 31, 2017
The last assignment is really vague and poorly written.
By Tushar S•
Oct 04, 2016
Just about okay. Wouldn't recommend to pay for this.
By Konstantin K•
Feb 14, 2018
I'm not sure I got the topic Big Data Modeling and Management Systems from material of the course. Quite redundant and dissimilar lectures
By Tamás-Marosi P•
Sep 05, 2017
The course was okay, but the last Peer-graded Assignment was totally unclear. A lot of other students reported this problem on the discussion forum, but nobody handled this. Some students tried to ask questions, but any menthor answered back in merit. Of course if nobody understand the task then how can we rate each other? It is not fair. I think some examples can help on this problem.
By Tamalika M•
Nov 21, 2016
This course offers very useful high level overview of concepts and ideas which make you feel confident in the long run. However, the course is extremely basic and does not go deep beyond the high level concepts. The hands on exercises are boring and do not engage students. The course needs to be improved to make it more useful for students. This course is not very worthy of the money.
By Paul F•
May 03, 2018
Good ogeneric versight, the excercise of week 6 is not very well elaborated and the peer review instructions/scoring possibilities are not adequate (mostly all or nothing scoring).
By Josep M•
Nov 21, 2016
There has been very few on-hands training. It's still very very at an introductory level. At some points it goes very deep, for example with the vectors for a document, but with the rest stay at a very high level. Open an excel sheet can not be considered training ...
By Naveen S•
Aug 19, 2016
Although Content quality was good, the content is too much less and could have been easily integrated to first course or other course in specialisation.
Secondly Quiz were not challenging ,it was just too easy to pass, and this actually takes away the very reason they were employed in this course.
By Juan P•
Jul 30, 2016
A good course taking into account that it does not require previous knowledge. I am giving "only" 3 stars because for a basic (no previous requirements) course I would expect much more additional readings. On the other hand, if you have programming or database experience you will find some topics too "basic".
I have liked it more than the first course on the specialization but I would expect more details (I think general topics are well explained).
By Abhinav S•
Jul 04, 2017
The course is not very detailed and misses to explain key concepts. Terminology is used extensively without much explanation.
By JUAN A R R•
May 11, 2017
poco contenido práctico
By Henrique S C•
Apr 26, 2018
The content is good, but the final assignment is ridiculous. The instructions are horrible, the peer reviewers are a joke (there are many people there with 0 experience with databases giving wrong feedback), and you don't get the answers for reviewing other people's works.
Oct 11, 2016
The content of the course is very good, but the definitions and explanations are not straight forward.
By Himanshu s•
Dec 31, 2016
Not Very relevant and detailed as the previous course. The content is not as clear and simple as previous course
By Clemens W•
Nov 20, 2016
The course takes a broad approach to the subject.
What I miss: the study material should provide more and better organized (theoretical) information (e.g. on topcis like database design, data structures, etc.)
What I like: presenting of current software projects around big data
By Mike D•
Apr 13, 2017
Good information overall, but the "peer graded" assignment at the end is poorly designed and seems unnecessarily arbitrary. Not a clear value add over a "final exam" format to justify waiting days for someone to "grade" your work. Instructions for this assignment are poorly written and unclear - for example, completely NOT clear you are asking us to identify a primary key versus stating there is no primary key, etc.