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Introduction to Big Data and NoSQL

Course Code

BD25

Duration

1 Day

Basic programming skills, some knowledge of SQL
This course provides an introduction to Big Data as well as NoSQL (Not Only SQL) database systems. The fundamental concepts of and ideas behind Big Data / NoSQL technologies are methodically explored and many buzzwords demystified. The course is supplemented by hands-on labs that help attendees reinforce their theoretical knowledge of the subject.
General audience including business and technology team leadership
Upon completion of this course, participants will learn:
  • Defining Big Data
  • Big Data Stores Overview
  • NoSQL
  • Big Data Business Intelligence and Analytics 
  • Real World Case Studies
  • Adopting NoSQL 
Chapter 1. Defining Big Data
Transforming Data into Business Information
Gartner's Definition of Big Data
More Definitions of Big Data
Challenges Posed by Big Data
The Cloud and Big Data
The Business Value of Big Data
Big Data: Hype or Reality?
Big Data Quiz
Big Data Quiz Answers
Summary

Chapter 2. NoSQL and Big Data Systems Overview
Limitations of Relational Databases
What are NoSQL (Not Only SQL) Databases?
NoSQL Past and Present
NoSQL Database Properties
NoSQL Benefits
NoSQL Database Storage Types
The CAP Theorem
Limitations of NoSQL Databases
Big Data Sharding
Sharding Example
Amazon S3
Amazon Storage SLAs
Amazon Glacier
Amazon S3 Security
Data Lifecycle Management with Amazon S3
Amazon S3 Cost Monitoring
OpenStack
Object Store (Swift)
Components of Swift
Google BigTable
BigTable-based Applications
BigTable Design
Google App Engine
Google App Engine Billing
Google Cloud Storage
Hadoop
Hadoop's Core Components
Hadoop Distributed File System
Accessing HDFS
HBase
HBase design
MemcacheDB
MongoDB
MongoDB Operational Intelligence
MongoDB Use Cases
Quiz
Quiz Answers
Summary

Chapter 3. Big Data Business Intelligence and Analytics
Comparison with other systems
NoSQL Data Querying and Processing
MapReduce programming model
Example of Map & Reduce Operations using JavaScript
Analyzing Big Data with Hadoop
Hadoop's MapReduce
Hadoop Streaming
Making things simpler with Hadoop Pig Latin
Example of a Pig Script in Batch Mode
Amazon Elastic MapReduce
Big Data in Google App Engine
Example of Google AppEngine Java Datastore API
MongoDB Data Model
MongoDB Query Language (QL)
The find and findOne methods
A MongoDB QL Example
What is Hive
Interfacing with Hive
Business analytics with Hive
The UnQL Specification
Quiz
Quiz Answers
Summary

Chapter 4. Big Data Real World Case Studies
Hadoop @ Yahoo
Yahoo for Hadoop
Yahoo!!
Big Data @ Facebook
Hive @ Facebook
Mailtrust (Rackspace's mail division)
Summary

Chapter 5. Adopting NoSQL
Hype Cycle and Technology Adoption Model
Barriers to Adoption
Dismantling Barriers to Adoption
Use Cases for NoSQL Database Systems
Example Applications
Industry trends
Enterprise Big Data / NoSQL Offerings
NoSQL Technology Adoption Action Plan
Summary

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