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Introduction to Big Data

Interested in increasing your knowledge of the Big Data landscape? This course is for those new to data science and interested in understanding why the Big Data Era has come to be. It is for those who want to become conversant with the terminology and the core concepts behind big data problems, applications, and systems. It is for those who want to start thinking about how Big Data might be useful in their business or career. It provides an introduction to one of the most common frameworks, Hadoop, that has made big data analysis easier and more accessible -- increasing the potential for data to transform our world!

Created by University of California San Diego


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What you’ll learn


Through this educational opportunity you will acquire the skills required by employers today. The most relevant technique from the educational resource that is frequently requested by organizations is Data Analysis. The most relevant tool is Hadoop. You will also find out about Programming Skills, a trait frequently included in job maps.

Who will benefit?


Comparing material from this educational opportunity with nearly 10,000 data-related job postings, we find that those interested in Data Scientist roles would benefit the most.