What’s the “hype” surrounding the Big Data phenomenon? Who are these mysterious data scientists everyone is talking about? What kinds of problem-solving skills and knowledge should they have? What kinds of problems can be solved by Big Data technology?
After this short introductory course you will have answers to all these questions. Additionally, you will start to become proficient with the key technical terms and big data tools and applications to prepare you for a deep dive into the rest of the courses in the Big Data specialization.
Each day, our society creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (that’s 2.5 followed by 18 zeros). With this flood of data the need to unlock actionable value becomes more acute, rapidly increasing demand for Big Data skills and qualified data scientists.
大数据导论 is course 1 of 6 in the Big Data Specialization.
In this Specialization, you will develop a robust set of skills that will allow you to process, analyze, and extract meaningful information from large amounts of complex data. You will install and configure Hadoop with MapReduce, use Spark, Pig and Hive, perform predictive modelling with open source tools, and leverage graph analytics to model problems and perform scalable analytical tasks. In the final Capstone Project, developed in partnership with data software company Splunk, you’ll apply the skills you learned by building your own tools and models to analyze big data in the context of retail, sports, current events, or another area of your choice.
Director, Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE)
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Week 1 Introduction to Big Data
Welcome to Big Data
The Emerging Big Data Stack
The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies
Big Data Projects
Test Your Knowledge & Get To Know Each Other
Quiz: The Big Data Stack
Quiz: Introduction to Big Data
Week 2 Demystifying Data Science
Why Big Data?
Data scientist – the hot new gig in tech!
Quiz: Big Data Quiz
Quiz: Data Science Basics
Week 3 Getting Started in Hadoop
Downloading and Installing Hadoop
Test Your Knowledge
Assignment: Count Words with MapReduce