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Course ID

DW 855


Big Data Overview




2 Days


Executives, Business Decision Makers and Technologists



Delivery Method

Virtual Live

Software Assurance


Microsoft CPE


Course Audience

This course is aimed at executives and business decision makers, and is actionable for technologists as well.


Course Objectives

This course will get you up and running with the definitions and technologies you need to know, and the vendors you need to know about.

Course Description

By the end of the course, you’ll know what Big Data is, how it can integrate with conventional database and Business Intelligence (BI) technologies, and how to devise a strategy for adopting Big Data in your organization.

Course Prerequisites

No Big Data or NoSQL knowledge is required, but a lot will be imparted.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Big Data



·         Introduction


·         Scenarios


·         What enables Big Data?



Module 2: Big Data Defined


·         Overview

1.    Big Data Defined

2.    MapReduce

3.    A MapReduce Example

4.    Data Scientists


·         Technologies

1.    Overview

2.    What is Hadoop?

3.    What is Hive?

4.    Hadoop Affiliate Technologies

5.    Massively Parallel Processing

6.    NoSQL

7.    CAP Theorem

8.    NewSQL

9.    HDFS Challenges and Alternative Storage



·         Vendors

1.    Overview

2.    Hadoop Distributions

3.    Microsoft Project: Isotope

4.    Hadoop in the Cloud

5.    HDFS- Alternative Products

6.    NoSQL and NewSQL

7.    MPP Products

8.    Hybrids

9.    Data Integration, Visualization, Analytics

10.  Don’t forget BI


·         Strategy

1.    Overview

2.    Evading the Hype

3.    Devil’s Advocate

4.    Major Choices

5.    Hadoop Distribution Choices

6.    Tooling Choices

7.    Enterprise Integration Options

8.    Big Data Connectivity to Conventional Tools

9.    Overall Decisions






Big Data


Business Skills


Big Data


Big Data Overview


Version: 5.0
Created at 2/13/2015 10:00 AM by Maiko Orbeta
Last modified at 7/9/2015 1:44 PM by Shamara