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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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Oct 29, 2020

Worth the time spent

By YipengSong

Jul 11, 2019

very well explained.

By Michael V

Nov 19, 2019

Fantastic teaching!

By Furkan Y

Jan 22, 2023

Excellent course.

By Suraj S

Jun 9, 2020

excellent teacher

By Nayan P

Apr 27, 2020

Very good course.

By Agustin M

Apr 26, 2021

Excelent course,

By Ana I H

Sep 6, 2020

Excellent course

By Manasi S

Apr 24, 2020

very nice course

By Vytenis V

Jul 12, 2021

Excelent course

By Ahmad A

Jun 2, 2022

Helpful course

By Federico R

Jun 18, 2020

very well done

By Raj S

May 25, 2020

Learnt good!!!

By Gianfranco P

Aug 17, 2019

good course!!!

By asad k

Jan 16, 2020

Great course!

By Nick C

Nov 12, 2019

Great course!

By Kangjing S

Dec 30, 2019

Very useful!

By Ravneet S

Aug 9, 2021

Helped alot

By Dipraj D

May 20, 2021


By Dhruva R S

Apr 17, 2020

best course

By Siti N H M S

Feb 2, 2022

Very good

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Aug 3, 2021


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