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About the Course

In this course, you'll learn how to manage big datasets, how to load them into clusters and cloud storage, and how to apply structure to the data so that you can run queries on it using distributed SQL engines like Apache Hive and Apache Impala. You’ll learn how to choose the right data types, storage systems, and file formats based on which tools you’ll use and what performance you need. By the end of the course, you will be able to • use different tools to browse existing databases and tables in big data systems; • use different tools to explore files in distributed big data filesystems and cloud storage; • create and manage big data databases and tables using Apache Hive and Apache Impala; and • describe and choose among different data types and file formats for big data systems. To use the hands-on environment for this course, you need to download and install a virtual machine and the software on which to run it. Before continuing, be sure that you have access to a computer that meets the following hardware and software requirements: • Windows, macOS, or Linux operating system (iPads and Android tablets will not work) • 64-bit operating system (32-bit operating systems will not work) • 8 GB RAM or more • 25GB free disk space or more • Intel VT-x or AMD-V virtualization support enabled (on Mac computers with Intel processors, this is always enabled; on Windows and Linux computers, you might need to enable it in the BIOS) • For Windows XP computers only: You must have an unzip utility such as 7-Zip or WinZip installed (Windows XP’s built-in unzip utility will not work)...

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Sep 3, 2020

This was definitely the most challenging course I have done so far, but I am loving it! Glynn and Ian do a fantastic job of guiding you through the content in an engaging and practical manner.

Feb 29, 2020

This is Very good course for a beginners, it gives you lots of exercises to practice in vm and course material is Really really good but only thing is you have to read a lot ,

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By Edwar F N P

Sep 9, 2020

I prefer the type of course where the class is teached in video. This course have many lectures. The content of the course is very well prepared :)

By Tichaona M

Mar 5, 2020

Great practical applications learned in this course-this course is demanding but I loved it!

By Richa A

May 28, 2020

The course spanned across multiple areas. It was great learning.

By yash c

Jul 29, 2021


By Jun-Hoe L

May 7, 2021

The weakest of all 3 courses so far. Only few videos each week, the rest consist mostly of reading. Like 1 video, followed by 4 readings. I would have preferred to be bit more balanced.

A bit more balance would be nice, week 2 or 3 seems to be disproportionately heavy. But it does provide some useful information, thought it's a bit dry and slog to get through the reading.

Warning: Anyone thinking of doing the Specialization, consider the Honours track with pinch of salt. For some twisted/lazy logic the final Speclalization certificate doesn't show the Honours banner. Might not be a big deal to some, but still a bit of a let down. Especially when you paid for the subscription, don't extend it just to complete the last week of Honours

By Archi C

Apr 24, 2021

No videos only reading. I could have studied from Google instead. Also this entire specialization is only about Hive and Impala. I came here to learn about big data but learnt more about the syntactical differences between these 2 query engines.

By Shobhit G

May 29, 2020

Peer review assignment is pain.