Introduction to Big Data Training

Level: Foundation
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What is Big Data? 

This Intro to Big Data is a unique approach to help you act on data for real business gain – not what a tool can do, but what you can do with the output from the tool.  Big data as defined by Wiki is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications.


Introduction to Big Data Training

Key Features of this Training:

  • Learn Big Data Analytics
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Store, manage, and analyze unstructured data
  • Select the correct big data stores for disparate data sets
  • Process large data sets using Hadoop to extract value
  • Query large data sets in near real time with Pig and Hive
  • Plan and implement a big data strategy for your organization


CPE 17 Credits

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  • 3 days of instructor-led training — View Schedule
  • Earn 17 NASBA credits (live, in-class training only)
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • After-course computing sandbox
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Standard: $2650

Government: $2355




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Important Course Information

  • Big Data Training Course Description

    In this hands-on Introduction to Big Data Course, learn to leverage big data analysis tools and techniques to foster better business decision-making – before you get into specific products like Hadoop training (just to name one). Learn ways of storing data that allow for efficient processing and analysis, and gain the skills you need to store, manage, process, and analyze massive amounts of unstructured data to create an appropriate data lake.


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  • Recommended Experience

    • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows platform and basic database concepts
  • Who Should Attend

    • Anyone needing to implement, enhance your big data environment and looking to advance their analytics career by ensuring foundational knowledge
    • Typical job roles include: Project Managers and IT Managers, Database Administrators & Data Architects, Developers & SQL Developers, Data Scientists & Business Intelligence
  • All-Inclusive: After-Course Coaching for Real-World Application

    Learning Tree is with you from the beginning of your planning until you return to your job ready to apply your new skills – with instructor coaching to answer real-world big data implementation challenges.
  • Take Your Big Data Course Online or In-person:

    Schedules are busy, but big data training online makes it easy to level-up your career. If you need Big Data online training, we’ve got you covered. Our AnyWare course delivery option gives you the advantages of a live classroom right from the comfort of your computer screen – no matter where you are.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Big Data

    Defining Big Data

    • The four dimensions of Big Data: volume, velocity, variety, veracity
    • Introducing the Storage, MapReduce and Query Stack

    Delivering business benefit from Big Data

    • Establishing the business importance of Big Data
    • Addressing the challenge of extracting useful data
    • Integrating Big Data with traditional data
  • Storing Big Data

    Analyzing your data characteristics

    • Selecting data sources for analysis
    • Eliminating redundant data
    • Establishing the role of NoSQL

    Overview of Big Data stores

    • Data models: key value, graph, document, column–family
    • Hadoop Distributed File System
    • HBase
    • Hive
    • Cassandra
    • Hypertable
    • Amazon S3
    • BigTable
    • DynamoDB
    • MongoDB
    • Redis
    • Riak
    • Neo4J

    Selecting Big Data stores

    • Choosing the correct data stores based on your data characteristics
    • Moving code to data
    • Implementing polyglot data store solutions
    • Aligning business goals to the appropriate data store
  • Processing Big Data

    Integrating disparate data stores

    • Mapping data to the programming framework
    • Connecting and extracting data from storage
    • Transforming data for processing
    • Subdividing data in preparation for Hadoop MapReduce

    Employing Hadoop MapReduce

    • Creating the components of Hadoop MapReduce jobs
    • Distributing data processing across server farms
    • Executing Hadoop MapReduce jobs
    • Monitoring the progress of job flows

    The building blocks of Hadoop MapReduce

    • Distinguishing Hadoop daemons
    • Investigating the Hadoop Distributed File System
    • Selecting appropriate execution modes: local, pseudo–distributed and fully distributed

    Handling streaming data

    • Comparing real–time processing models
    • Leveraging Storm to extract live events
    • Lightning–fast processing with Spark and Shark
  • Tools and Techniques to Analyze Big Data

    Abstracting Hadoop MapReduce jobs with Pig

    • Communicating with Hadoop in Pig Latin
    • Executing commands using the Grunt Shell
    • Streamlining high–level processing

    Performing ad hoc Big Data querying with Hive

    • Persisting data in the Hive MegaStore
    • Performing queries with HiveQL
    • Investigating Hive file formats

    Creating business value from extracted data

    • Mining data with Mahout
    • Visualizing processed results with reporting tools
    • Querying in real time with Impala
  • Developing a Big Data Strategy

    Defining a Big Data strategy for your organization

    • Establishing your Big Data needs
    • Meeting business goals with timely data
    • Evaluating commercial Big Data tools
    • Managing organizational expectations

    Enabling analytic innovation

    • Focusing on business importance
    • Framing the problem
    • Selecting the correct tools
    • Achieving timely results
  • Implementing a Big Data Solution

    • Selecting suitable vendors and hosting options
    • Balancing costs against business value
    • Keeping ahead of the curve

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Big Data Training FAQs

  • What is big data?

    Big data is a term used to define data sets that have the potential to rapidly grow so large that they become unmanageable. The Big Data movement includes new tools and ways of storing information that allow efficient processing and analysis for informed business decision-making.

  • What is the difference between big data and machine learning?

    Big data refers to the data set that has huge, and growing, volume that can quickly become unwieldy. Machine learning is a subsection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can help you extract value from big data to solve problems.

  • How does big data help businesses?

    Understanding how to work with big data can help you glean useful insights from large amounts of data, which can help you and your organization make better business decisions.

  • Does Learning Tree offer Big data online training?

    Schedules are busy, but big data training online makes it easy to level-up your career. If you need Big Data online training, we’ve got you covered. Our AnyWare course delivery option gives you the advantages of a live classroom right from the comfort of your computer screen – no matter where you are.

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