Big Data Specialization

Hi at all,
some months ago, I started a specialization in Big Data sponsored by Coursera. The group of 6 courses has the scope of:

Do you need to understand big data and how it will impact your business? This Specialization is for you. You will gain an understanding of what insights big data can provide through hands-on experience with the tools and systems used by big data scientists and engineers. Previous programming experience is not required! You will be guided through the basics of using Hadoop with MapReduce, Spark, Pig and Hive. By following along with provided code, you will experience how one can perform predictive modeling and leverage graph analytics to model problems. This specialization will prepare you to ask the right questions about data, communicate effectively with data scientists, and do basic exploration of large, complex datasets. In the final Capstone Project, developed in partnership with data software company Splunk, you’ll apply the skills you learned to do basic analyses of big data.

The courses are:

  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Big Data Modeling and Management Systems
  • Big Data Integration and Processing
  • Machine Learning With Big Data
  • Graph Analytics for Big Data
  • Big Data – Capstone Project

I am very happy of this courses because they are well-explained. Moreover, the last course is a complete example of “Big Data Story” using: Splunk, Knime, Spark, Neo4j. The purpose is to give some reccomendations for an imaginary game called “Catch the Pink Flamingo”.
The project is formed by 7 slides and a technical appendix that describes your work. Maybe in the future, I will publish it.

Happy learning,
Davide

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