Leveraging Big Data and Cloud Computing to Grow your Career
What is Big Data?
Big data is a buzzword, or catch-phrase, used to describe a massive volume of both structured and unstructured data that is so large that it’s difficult to process using traditional database and software techniques. In most enterprise scenarios the data is too big or it moves too fast or it exceeds current processing capacity. While the term may seem to reference the volume of data, that isn’t always the case. The term big data, especially when used by vendors, may refer to the technology (which includes tools and processes) that an organisation requires to handle the large amounts of data and storage facilities.
The term big data is believed to have originated with Web search companies who had to query very large distributed aggregations of loosely-structured data.
Why is it becoming important now?
Many organizations are shifting to Big Data and other Cloud computing technologies in order to find better ways to store and analyze massive volumes of data inudating today’s businesses. Big Data and cloud technology leads to better decisions and strategic business.
What is this course about?
This course is an overview of Big Data foundation knowledge, tools and technologies. It establishes a strong working knowledge of the concepts, techniques and products associated with Big Data. Attendees learn the different storage models, processing approaches and reporting tools available to work with Big Data. They will learn the core functionality of each major Big Data component and how they integrate to form a coherent solution with business benefit. Hands-on exercises aim to provide insight into what the tools do so that their role in a Big Data system can be understood. Exercises are intended to build practical skills in the toolsets at beginner level only.