Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce

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Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce

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Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce
The course Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

The Apache™ Hadoop® project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. Learn the fundamental principles behind it, and how you can use its power to make sense of your Big Data.

Course description
  • Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce
  • 1 months
  • How to Process Big Data
  • Big Data
  • HDFS and MapReduce
  • MapReduce code
  • MapReduce Design Patterns
  • What is Big Data?
  • The problems big data creates.
  • How Apache Hadoop addresses these problems.
  • Discover how HDFS distributes data over multiple computers.
  • Learn how MapReduce enables analyzing datasets in parallel across multiple machines.
  • Write your own MapReduce code.
  • Use common patterns for MapReduce programs to analyze Udacity forum data.
  • Lesson 1 does not have technical prerequisites and is a good overview of Hadoop and MapReduce for managers.
  • To get the most out of the class, however, you need basic programming skills in Python on a level provided by introductory courses like our Introduction to Computer Science course.
  • To learn more about Hadoop, you can also check out the book Hadoop: The Definitive Guide.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

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Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce

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Computer Science, Programming

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Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



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Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Computer Science, Programming