ABOUT THIS LEARNING PATH

Big Data is data that’s too large to handle with traditional methods. This poses new challenges when it comes to storing, manipulating, retrieving, and analyzing Big Data.

Starting with a course on the fundamentals of Big Data, you’ll learn Big Data with Cognitive Class’s suite of products, as well as other open-source tools. Leveraging these tools and techniques, you’ll be able to handle Big Data and gain crucial insight from it.

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Big Data 101

Big Data 101

About the course
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.
Hadoop 101

Hadoop 101

About the course
Like Hobbes is to Calvin, Hadoop is to Big Data. Come on this journey to play with large data sets and see Hadoop’s method of distributed processing and see what you can get up to.
Accessing Hadoop Data Using Hive

Accessing Hadoop Data Using Hive

About the course
Hive is a data warehousing tool built on top of Hadoop. Learn how to easily query and analyze your Big Data projects with this free Apache Hive course.
SQL Access for Hadoop

SQL Access for Hadoop

About the course
Big SQL is another tool to work with your Hadoop data. Big SQL provides a common and familiar syntax for those that are already using SQL with their relational data to work with their big data. There is no learning curve here. Big SQL is about applying SQL to your existing data – there are no proprietary storage formats. This course will help you understand the Big SQL architecture and show the different methods for working with Big SQL. The course will list and explain the Big SQL data types and show how to create Big SQL schemas and table. The course will also cover the different file formats supported by Big SQL such as parquet and ORC. In the lab exercises, you will get a chance to learn how to connect to the Big SQL server and load in some sample data. Then you will see how easy it is to use Big SQL to work with the data.
Spark Fundamentals I

Spark Fundamentals I

About the course
Ignite your interest in Spark with an introduction to the core concepts that make this general processor an essential tool set for working with Big Data.