Big Data Essentials

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Manisha Sule
Manisha Sule is the Big Data Analytics instructor at Linux Academy. Prior experience includes working at IBM's Spark Technology Center and IBM Analytics. She has worked with customers, data scientists and data engineers to educate and enable them on Big Data technologies like Apache Spark. She has a Masters in Computer Science and more than a decade worth's experience in building highly distributed and highly available software solutions.


Big Data Essentials is a comprehensive introduction to the world of Big Data. Starting with the definition of Big Data, we describe the various characteristics of Big Data and its sources. Using real world examples, we highlight the growing importance of Big Data. We discuss architectural requirements and principles of Big Data infrastructures and the intersection of cloud computing with Big Data. We also provide an overview of the most popular Big Data technologies including core Hadoop, the Hadoop ecosystem (Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Flume, Kafka, Storm, Ambari, Oozie, Zookeeper), NoSQL databases and Apache Spark. We conclude this lesson with a tour of the different types of Analytics that can be performed on Big Data and various techniques and tools used.

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Big Data Essentials Study Guide

This study guide provides comprehensive information on Big Data and its technologies.

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