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About the Course

This course is for novice programmers or business people who would like to understand the core tools used to wrangle and analyze big data. With no prior experience, you will have the opportunity to walk through hands-on examples with Hadoop and Spark frameworks, two of the most common in the industry. You will be comfortable explaining the specific components and basic processes of the Hadoop architecture, software stack, and execution environment. In the assignments you will be guided in how data scientists apply the important concepts and techniques such as Map-Reduce that are used to solve fundamental problems in big data. You'll feel empowered to have conversations about big data and the data analysis process....

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Very good overview, but not extremely in-depth. It's a great course to get an understanding of the concepts and you can investigate deeper later into the topics that interest you.


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I'm forced to give 5 stars. I don't want to have a certification on a poor quality course (another coursera mistake). This material needs tremendous amount of work to get finished and revised.

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By Vaishali Z

Jun 30, 2016

Good content. But instructor reads over the presentation hardly going into detailing.


Feb 22, 2017

the assignments were not perfected explained, especially the second one in Week4

By Adam A

Feb 28, 2016

Great course but way too superficial. I would add "Introduction to" in the title

By Lee A J

Sep 30, 2019

very basic Spark, hadoop information. I can learn from anywhere that is free.

By Hendrik E

Jan 30, 2016

Good overview about hadoop ecosystem but does not provide detailed insights.

By Jianyu T

Dec 4, 2015

Course material and practices are good, but some quiz were quite confusing

By Anjali C

Nov 20, 2015

At times difficult to follow.

But, will surely complete the specialization.

By Yifan X

Sep 6, 2016

The accent is driving me crazy, and the lecturer is just reading scripts.

By Pablo F

Jul 10, 2017

Very technical. Requires intermediate knowledge of programming in python

By Eduardo

Jul 25, 2017

It's a nice introduction though it may have gone deeper into details.

By Ankit P

Apr 7, 2016

Not so elaborate. Lectures, slides and content needs to be improved.

By Manuel

Jan 25, 2016

last week quizzes where very different from given information

By Ivan S

Dec 31, 2015

too basic. nice overview, but I have expected heavier inside.

By Mark E

Jun 15, 2017

Good course, though had trouble with Cloudera VM platform.

By Philippe L V

Nov 26, 2015

Interesting points, but it is not practical enough for me.

By Lancy

Nov 12, 2015

Good basic course covering fundamentals of Hadoop Platform

By Biao T

Aug 5, 2017

It would be much more helpful with more hand-on material.

By Antonello G

Feb 6, 2016

Not the best course taken. Instructions not always clear.

By Sai k M

Apr 24, 2016

The topics need to be explained in a more simple manner

By Gleb B

Feb 17, 2016

The lectures are poor. The assignments are interesting

By Sheetal S

Aug 30, 2021

The explanation should be in detail for every topic

By Debasish D

Feb 7, 2016

There is firther scope of improvement in the presen

By juan m s

Feb 28, 2016

Is a good course but the explain should be best!

By Lakpa T B

Jan 27, 2016

very superficial, try to dig more on map reduce

By Anil P

Apr 30, 2016

there should be more programming assignments.