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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\n\nI Really enjoyed the course and the instructor is perfect

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By Sutharsan M

Apr 11, 2021

Great teacher. Clearly explain in short time span

By Kasthuri B M - P

Jun 18, 2020

well delivered foundation course , so interesting

By Ashish V

May 21, 2020

Nice content..excited to complete specialization

By Alcides R

Nov 10, 2020

Great introduction course to Big Data with SQL!

By Wasim A

Jul 4, 2020

Nice introductory course on Big Data Analytics.

By Daivashala D

May 10, 2020

Excellent course designed by cloudera...thanks

By Constantin A

Jun 17, 2020

A great starting point for a cdh data analyst.

By S B

Sep 3, 2020

Clear, easy, a lot of information. Thank you.

By Ragib A A

Sep 26, 2020

Super interactive course. Great instructor.

By David H

May 10, 2021

Great intro into modern day big data tools

By Evgeny G

Apr 6, 2021

Plain explanation of interesting concepts.

By Prasanna R D

May 2, 2020

great course for start a study on big data

By Mrinal L

Jul 13, 2020

Great course and amazing Tutor !


By Tharani S

Apr 2, 2020

Great Learning :), Learned many concepts.

By Ivan C

Mar 30, 2021

Great course! Instructor is pretty good!

By D C R

Jul 1, 2020

Pretty good worth completing the course.

By Thammli s k

May 13, 2020

Good one easy to understand learned well

By Nils R

Jan 29, 2020

Great course to help demystify big data!

By Alexander E

May 4, 2021

Thank you Glynn Durham for this course!

By bhavesh j

Feb 20, 2020

Great foundation for Cloudera platform


Jul 8, 2021

amazing quality of education provided

By Naveen A

Nov 12, 2019

Very well taught - clear and concise.

By Voleti L

Jul 18, 2019

Its really a good start for beginners

By Dhruva M

Jan 11, 2021

Very well explained and good content

By Aditya V

Nov 19, 2019

Excellent course with great content!