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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 Ren H

Jun 16, 2020

Great experience especially the week 5 lectures for practicing personally.

By Piyush D

Jun 25, 2021

Complete course for basic to advance in General knowldge of SQL and RDBMS

By Aniruddh M

Jun 11, 2020

Conceptually well-built course, before going ahead with all types of DBMS

By Sindhura T

Apr 21, 2020

Nice course for beginner . I learned new technology like hiva and impala

By Mindaugas P

Nov 12, 2021

Really helpful explanation of key concepts regarding Big data and RDBMS

By Luis F P M

Nov 12, 2020

A really good course for entry-level beginner at SQL and big data world

By Saqlain H S

Apr 29, 2020

A great course to teach importance of SQL and how big data systems work

By Angelica N

Jul 6, 2022

The instructor it's clear and has a good dictation . Very nice course

By Amelia B

Aug 28, 2020

Si bienes cierto es básico te hace recordar cierto conceptos olviddos.

By Erson C M

Jul 4, 2020

Very nicely done of the explanation and history telling of databases.

By Abdikarov R R

May 10, 2020

Спасибо! Буду смотреть Ваши уроки еще раз. на Английском было трудно!

By Said A

Jul 13, 2021

I loved this course. Please make more Cloudera Certification Courses

By Andrew F

Nov 11, 2020

Fantastic course! Can't wait to go on to the next one. Thank you!


Jul 6, 2022

Basico pero muy buena introducción a las herramientas de Cloudera.

By Marit Ø

Jan 20, 2021

Very instructive course on a very interesting topic. Recommended!

By Dr. P C S

May 14, 2020

Excellent Course with powerful content and very good explanation.

By Dan L

Oct 14, 2020

A great course to embark on data analytics professional journey

By Erickzon M T C

Jul 1, 2020

Muy interesante para iniciar y aprender conceptos del big data.

By Rishik G

Jul 17, 2021

Glad to learn the course from the highly qualified Instructor.

By Dennier A

Apr 22, 2021

It's a really good introduction to big data and options to use


May 13, 2020

This course was amazing towards learning the Big data analysis

By Michael V F

Jul 26, 2022

One of the best foundations for Big Data Analysis. Thank you!

By Akshaya S

Aug 10, 2020

A good starting point or refresher! Thank you Glynn Durham!

By Zsuzsanna K

May 6, 2020

Very informative, professional lecturer, great methodology!

By Gopan P

Jul 18, 2020

It was nicely planned topics and very easy to understand.