Big Data Course

From Eddie Awad‘s blog, I picked up one of his 11 Interesting Things You May Have Missed This Week at Big Data University: Free Database And Hadoop Courses.

I have enrolled myself in the BD100EN – Big Data Demos course.

Given that Big Data is now such a buzz phrase in the DBA world and beyond, I thought it was about time I got to find out about more about it.

This course is by IBM and reflects its worldview.

The concepts I found interesting so far are the ideas of:

  • Volume – the unbelievable amount of unstructured data that is being generated.
  • Velocity – speed at which data is produced and consumed
  • Variety – the diversity of information sources and formats.

IBM’s vision is to integrate the unstructured and structured data for the business.


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