Big Data 101


How big is big and why does big matter and what does Apache Hadoop have to do with it? In this course you will see the Big Data big picture and you will learn the terminology used in Big Data discussions.

About This Course

Get answers to fundamental questions such as: What is Big Data? How do we tackle Big Data? Why are we interested in it? How does Big Data add value to businesses?

  • Gain insights on how to run better businesses and provide better services to customers
  • Get recommendations on how to process big data on platforms that can handle the volume, velocity, variety and veracity of Big Data
  • Learn why Hadoop is a great Big Data solution and why it’s not the only Big Data solution

Course Syllabus

  • Module 1 – What is Big Data?
    1. Characteristics of Big Data
    2. What are the V’s of Big Data?
    3. The Impact of Big Data
  • Module 2 – Big Data – Beyond the Hype
    1. Big Data Examples
    2. Sources of Big Data
    3. Big Data Adoption
  • Module 3 – The Big Data and Data Science
    1. The Big Data Platform
    2. Big Data and Data Science
    3. Skills for Data Scientists
    4. The Data Science Process
  • Module 4 – BDUse Cases
    1. Big Data Exploration
    2. The Enhanced 360 View of a Customer
    3. Security and Intelligence
    4. Operations Analysis
  • Module 5 – Processing Big Data
    1. Ecosystems of Big Data
    2. The Hadoop Framework

General Information

  • This course is self-paced.
  • It can be taken at any time.
  • It can be audited as many times as you wish.

Recommended skills prior to taking this course

  • None


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