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About the Course

Welcome to the Cloud Computing Applications course, the first part of a two-course series designed to give you a comprehensive view on the world of Cloud Computing and Big Data! In this first course we cover a multitude of technologies that comprise the modern concept of cloud computing. Cloud computing is an information technology revolution that has just started to impact many enterprise computing systems in major ways, and it will change the face of computing in the years to come. We start the first week by introducing some major concepts in cloud computing, the economics foundations of it and we introduce the concept of big data. We also cover the concept of software defined architectures, and how virtualization results in cloud infrastructure and how cloud service providers organize their offerings. In week two, we cover virtualization and containers with deeper focus, including lectures on Docker, JVM and Kubernates. We finish up week two by comparing the infrastructure as a service offering by the big three: Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Week three moves to higher level of cloud offering, including platform as a service, mobile backend as a service and even serverless architectures. We also talk about some of the cloud middleware technologies that are fundamental to cloud based applications such as RPC and REST, JSON and load balancing. Week three also covers metal as a service (MaaS), where physical machines are provisioned in a cloud environment. Week four introduces higher level cloud services with special focus on cloud storage services. We introduce Hive, HDFS and Ceph as pure Big Data Storage and file systems, and move on to cloud object storage systems, virtual hard drives and virtual archival storage options. As discussion on Dropbox cloud solution wraps up week 4 and the course....

Top reviews


Feb 18, 2017

Well structured course. Gives a good overview of the basics of cloud computing. couple of typos in the transcripts. will flag errors in future courses


Apr 10, 2018

Understanding of this course will help you to know more about Cloud Computing and the technologies that drive Big Data

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By E. M R A

Jun 26, 2020

Very Very useful course for learning about cloud computing basic. love it :)


By Ashwin K

May 31, 2020

Awesome course for cloud computing technology

By Rushikesh W

Apr 30, 2020

its a very use full course in your future.

By Sheetal L

Jul 24, 2020

very knowledegable and good course

By Mahalakshmi

Dec 02, 2016

Great course, extremely helpful!!

By Ibrahim M

Jul 24, 2019

very good course , i like it

By Fairoz A

Aug 15, 2020

Nice Experience, thank you

By Sreenivasulu B

Sep 23, 2019

Great introductory course!

By Patrick F

Apr 14, 2017

thank you for everything !

By Cenxui L

May 07, 2019

good to learn about cloud

By Michael M

Aug 13, 2018

This was a great course.

By Gautam S

Jul 13, 2018

Great course and content

By Anakot K R

Oct 28, 2017

Good Introduction.

By S S K

May 13, 2017

It's very useful.

By Farah T

Jun 10, 2020

Great Experience

By Sheela D

Dec 30, 2019

Very Informative

By Laby D C

Oct 20, 2019

Excellent course

By Pranav v

Mar 26, 2019

Course was good

By Ezequiel O A G

Aug 02, 2018

Amazing course!

By Anurag D

Nov 12, 2018

great course

By Priyank A

Jun 12, 2018

Good course

By Aditya F R

Jul 10, 2020

very nice

By Nguyen C T

Oct 16, 2018

Very good

By Priyanka C

Feb 05, 2020


By Harini A

May 14, 2020