Introduction to Big Data
About the course:
The Introduction to Big Data course introduces students to Big Data on a conceptual level and gives students exposure and practice with several skills and tools currently in use. These skills are taught at a manageable level. Scale-up methods will be used to help students grasp the meaning and popularity of analyzing substantial amounts of data. Students will learn the foundational concepts of Big Data and will know how to move from Big Data basics to more business-specific needs and requirements. Objectives: Explain the background and evolution of Big Data. Learn the fundamentals of MapReduce. Hands on MapReduce experience. Learn how to scale up to large datasets using available tools. Learn how Hadoop and MapReduce utilize multiple computing clusters.