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About the Course

In this course, you'll get a big-picture view of using SQL for big data, starting with an overview of data, database systems, and the common querying language (SQL). Then you'll learn the characteristics of big data and SQL tools for working on big data platforms. You'll also install an exercise environment (virtual machine) to be used through the specialization courses, and you'll have an opportunity to do some initial exploration of databases and tables in that environment. By the end of the course, you will be able to • distinguish operational from analytic databases, and understand how these are applied in big data; • understand how database and table design provides structures for working with data; • appreciate how differences in volume and variety of data affects your choice of an appropriate database system; • recognize the features and benefits of SQL dialects designed to work with big data systems for storage and analysis; and • explore databases and tables in a big data platform. 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)...

Top reviews


Sep 27, 2019

The course is an excellent overview of database technologies and introduction into big data. Useful also for those who already worked with a few SQL engines. MIllion thanks to the creators! :)


Sep 9, 2019

Awesome foundation to build on skills of query and analysis of big data and to use big data technologies like Hive and Impala

I Really enjoyed the course and the instructor is perfect

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By Mert D

Dec 9, 2019

Amazing course! :) Very well introduction to Big Data ecosystem and gold-standard information about SQL.

By Qiushi Y

Aug 30, 2020

The instructor did a nice job organizing the content for beginners with database systems and big data.

By Fernando B I

Apr 7, 2020

Love it. Very professional, well-paced, well explained and right to the point. Strongly recommend it.

By Jihan S D

May 17, 2021

It is very easy to follow and give a comprehensive foundation for me as having no background on SQL

By David J R

Jun 7, 2021

This course provides an overview of the different types of databases and how they are structured

By Shuang Z J

Jun 6, 2020

I've learned a lot of fundamentals of big data and SQL, which is necessary for my future career.


Apr 23, 2020

The Explanation of the Instructor was outstanding. I gained a lot of knowledge from this course.

By Jeffrey Y

Oct 13, 2020

Overall, it was really good. I hope that they are more hands on and quiz to test my knowledge.


Jun 2, 2022

Aunque el curso es bastante teorico, nos ayuda a entender mejor las tecnologias involucradas.

By Honorat D

Jul 20, 2020

Excellent course. Thanks so much for such an excellent course. All the instructors are great.

By Venkata D

Jan 12, 2020

Very well designed course for beginners and also a review for the intermediate and advanced.

By Manikanta R

Jun 22, 2021

It is well recommended for those who are really enthusiastic for role of SQL in Big Data.

By Ahmed B

Jun 14, 2021

This course helped me to get the basic insights about Big data and its analyses using SQL.

By Тимаев Р А

Dec 28, 2020

Great course! Glynn Durham presents the material in a very interesting and accessible way.

By Sarai d J G R

Jun 1, 2021

Excellent content, excellent course, incredible explanations and definitions of concepts

By Daniel B

Feb 1, 2021

Excellent overview of traditional and big data management. Essential for beginners.

By Lakshmi N Y R

Mar 29, 2020

Excellent course for big data analysis and concepts. I highly recommend this course.

By Mark B

Jul 22, 2020

Everybody can't be wrong. This course was fantastic and a joy to take. Thank you!

By Shubham L

Nov 9, 2020

It was really informative and delivery of the instructor was really good. Thanks

By Keila G G

Sep 27, 2020

This course gave me a good insight into how SQL copes with Big Data challenges.

By K A

Jun 12, 2021

This is best course to know all basics of sql with no prior knowledge. thanks.

By Muhammad Z

Nov 5, 2021

One of the best courses available on Coursera, well laid out and well taught.

By Edwar F N P

Jul 4, 2020

It´s a great beginning in this new world of SQL and Big data for me. Thanks!

By Ritik R S

Jan 14, 2022

i really enjoyed completing this course . i gained to know many new things

By Subhajit D

Sep 3, 2020

I found the course very helpfull to enhance my skillset in basic s of SQL.