Jan 11, 2016
Great course that strikes a balance between teaching general principles and concepts, and providing hands-on technical skills and practice.\n\nThe lessons are well designed and clearly conveyed.
May 28, 2016
I like the breadth of coverage of this class. Each of the exercise is a gem in that I get to learn something new also. I would highly recommend this even to experience practitioner also.
By Max E•
Nov 12, 2018
Assignments need to be updated, but the material is solid!
By Anish C•
Jan 17, 2018
Thanks for this course.True Parallel computing example would have made it even more awesome .
By Daniella B•
Apr 21, 2016
Lectures are great and well structured. Programming assignments are just amazing and interesting. Great course!
By Robert H S J•
Feb 15, 2016
I learned so much from this course. In particular, I've got a much more solid grasp of SQL (even though I've been using it for 30 years), and much more clarity about "map/reduce". The lectures are clear, delivery is excellent, and the assignments are interesting.
By Benjamin T•
Feb 25, 2016
- great and very useful overview of concepts important in big data that does not get bogged down in random details
- interesting and sufficiently challenging assignments
By Daniel W•
Apr 26, 2017
For me, a really nice combination of
1. a theoretical overview of database and data processing concepts, MapReduce and the most important implementations of the various concepts (SQL and NoSQL databases),
2. practical application of these concepts in real-world programming exercises.
I like the way Bill explains, and I like the exercises - however, to complete those, you need to be ready to learn the technology on your own, the lectures are NOT about learning the technology (Python programming etc.) to do the exercises. For me, that's fine, but for people who have little or no programming experience it might be frustrating.
So, if you like the combined approach of this course, I can really recommend it!
By Ahmed M E E•
Apr 14, 2017
Very good and informative course for data scientists and data engineers
Oct 04, 2015
By Achal K•
Feb 05, 2018
A very good introduction to skills needed for applying data science ideas on large scale data problems.
Nov 21, 2015
Excellent overview of the Big Data field and its relation to eScience.
Mar 14, 2016
very interesting materials about RDBMS and nosql systems
By valery n•
Sep 02, 2017
Excelente curso, contenidos muy completos; sin embargo, deberían actualizar las instrucciones de cada Assignment con las correcciones ya descritas en los foros, para algunos es díficil encontrar estas correcciones fuera del enunciado. Por lo demás, gracias por esta oportunidad, por abrir las puertas de una universidad tan importante a otros estudiantes que jamás podrían asistir a su campus.
By Mangesh J•
Sep 27, 2015
Awesome course. I would love more courses like this.The only part I feel rather discomforting is that the course does not offer non verified certificates to those who cannot afford the 59 dollar fee (PS from India and 59 dollar for a course is huge deal for me) :)
By Christopher A•
Sep 29, 2015
It gave a nice, challenging and very engaging introduction to different data preparation techniques. The course surveyed Twitter data stream analysis, SQL, MapReduce jobs and a host of NoSQL and Graph tools. While it could use assignments for the latter topics, the course was structured in an easy to follow manner and was sufficiently challenging to keep engagement. In addition, the way the lessons were broken down into digestable chunks greatly aided in keeping engagement and keeping my interest. I look forward to future courses offered by UWashington and the same professor.
By Paulo S S S•
Feb 06, 2016
Very relevant if you want to understand the theories behind data systems and algorithms. I consider it a bit time consuming but completely worth taking into consideration the amount of topics it covers.
By Sebastian O M•
Nov 21, 2015
By Guruswamy S•
May 29, 2018
Very wide and fundamentally robust introduction.
By Mahmoud M•
Jan 18, 2016
The course is very coherent and comprehensive. It covers only important aspects of the fields. Also, the exercises are very well prepared.
By Vaibhav G•
Jun 16, 2017
By Sofia C•
Nov 15, 2016
The contents were very relevant and more geared to those with some experience already. The assignments are worth doing. The only problem is that some of the assignments have errors which are only listed in pinned posts in the forum (with a link to a ticket but nothing's been done about it). Still, learned a lot so the on the whole would recommend it.
By Dimitrios K•
Jan 24, 2016
Good! I like the final (optional) project on running on a large dataset through EC2. The lectures aren't as polished and compact as they could be but certainly a very valuable course.
By BI C•
Jan 21, 2016
Interesting course, good hands-on exercises. very useful course to practice python
By Zahid P•
Nov 14, 2015
While I haven't been able to keep up and submit most assignments, the material seems highly relevant and good to know. The videos are helpful and assignments provide good practice.
Note: I am currently a software engineer and have an undergrad degree in Industrial Engineering (so I have some exposure to the concepts in the course).
By Francisco A J•
Mar 06, 2017
Overall, this was an excellent introductory course. The instructor presented the material in a very clear manner and introduced all topics using applied examples. The weekly assignments were aligned with the course content as well, allowing me to apply the knowledge learned in each lesson.
By Felipe G•
Mar 07, 2016
great course! ... congratulations.