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Mastering Big Data Analytics

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About this course

Today, we’re surrounded by data. People upload videos, take pictures on their cell phones, text friends, update their Facebook status, leave comments around the web, click on ads, and so forth. Machines, too, are generating and keeping more and more data. To process such large datasets, there is a need for specialized tools.

This course covers two important frameworks Hadoop and Spark, which provide some of the most important tools to carry out enormous big data tasks.The first module of the course will start with the introduction to Big data and soon will advance into big data ecosystem tools and technologies like HDFS, YARN, MapReduce, Hive, etc.

In the second module, the course will take you through an introduction to spark and then dive into Scala and Spark concepts like RDD, transformations, actions, persistence and deploying Spark applications. The course also covers Spark Streaming and Kafka, various data formats like JSON, XML, Avro, Parquet and Protocol Buffers.

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Skills covered

  • Map reduce
  • HDFS
  • YARN
  • Hive
  • Apache Hadoop
  • Spark and advanced spark
  • Pyspark
  • Kafka
  • Spark streaming
  • Spark SQL
  • Spark MLIB

Course Syllabus

Hadoop : Master your Big data

  • Big data touch
  • Getting started: Hadoop
  • Hadoop framework : Stepping into Hadoop
  • HDFS: What and Why?
  • Working on HDFS
  • Hadoop 2.x - YARN
  • Mapreduce: A Programming paradigm
  • Closer look to Map reduce
  • Practical approach to Map reduce
  • Hadoop 1.x vs Hadoop 2.x
  • Hadoop 3.x

Hive: Big data SQL

  • Apache hive : Teasing the Honey bee
  • Hive illustration : Basics
  • Hive Illustration : External tables in hive
  • Hive illustration : Loading different file formats
  • Hive illustration : Loading data into Hive tables
  • Hive illustration : Simple Operations on Hive table
  • Hive illustration : Query Operations on Hive table
  • Hive illustration : Querying complex structures
  • Hive illustration : Views

Spark : Stream and analyze the big data

  • Getting started - Spark Basics
  • Spark and Hadoop - Face to face
  • Spark - Architecture
  • RDDs - Building blocks of Spark
  • RDDs continued
  • Spark Terminologies
  • Pyspark - Getting hands dirty
  • Spark - MLlib
  • Pyspark - Clustering
  • Music data - Study the case - 01
  • Music data - Study the case - 02
  • Music data - Study the case - 03
  • Spark streaming and Real time data analytics
  • Spark streaming Architecture
  • Real-time Data Analysis on Twitter Data : Demo
  • Case study - Ad tech - 01
  • Case study - Ad tech - 02

Apache Kafka - A distributed streaming platform

  • Kafka - What and Where?
  • Kafka - Key components_Broker_Producer
  • Kafka - Key components_Topics_Partitions
  • Kafka - Key components_Consumer_Replicas
  • Kafka - APIs and Clusters
  • More fun with Kafka
  • Zookeeper - Basic principles
  • Live Kafka demo with Twitter

Advanced Spark

  • Configure the Spark
  • Spark Properties
  • Performance Tuning
  • Data serialization
  • Memory tuning
  • Garbage collection
  • Memory usage and levels of parallelism
  • Data locality and broadcasting
  • Job scheduling
  • Modes in cluster management
  • Dynamic resource allocation
  • Decommission of executors
  • Application schedule


Yellow Taxi trip analysis using Hive

The NYC taxi trip Analysis project is as elite as it sounds. The dataset is well designed to put your big data skills to the ultimate test. The project will untie your potential to hone as well as master exploratory data analysis on the given dataset. The ultimate aim of the project is to derive the highest possible revenue figures using Hadoop and Hive.

Sentiment Analysis on Twitter in Real Time

With over 500 million tweets wrapped up in 280 words, Twitter is the home to one of the crispest and concisely written content on the web. From space tweets to ( Lebron James’ on chicken nuggets OR Donald Trump’s infamous ‘covfefe’ tweet), it hosts ideas, comments, and sentiments with minimum jargons and more information. This makes it an ideal platform for Sentiment Analysis using Machine Learning. This project will enable you to run analysis on real-time tweet data, derive opinions and understand trends on a gamut of trending topics across the globe, and obtain a riveting visual plot using PySpark

Course Certificate

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Queries On This Free Course
How do I learn Big Data Analytics?

There are many courses in Big Data Analytics provided by Edureka, GreatLearning, Simplilearn, Upgrade, and many others. You can learn it by taking these courses.


What is required for Big Data Analytics?

The skills required for Big Data Analytics are programming in R, Python, SQL, Microsoft Excel, Critical Thinking, and Data visualization.


Is Big Data Analytics a good career?

Having a career in the field of Big Data and analytics will be a great career move. Big Data Technology is used in every field. It will be a huge opportunity to make a career as a Big Data Analytics.


How big should data be Big Data?

Big data deals with a high-volume of data. By ‘High volume’ we refer to datasets of at least 1 terabyte. Data is growing exponentially. Therefore, it is difficult to set a limit on data that is bound to change.


Is a Data Analyst an IT job?

Yes of course Data analyst is an IT job. It is one of the high-demand jobs in the world. Data Analyst collects, processes, and performs analyses on a large dataset. 


Who earns more Business Analyst or Data Analyst?

Business Analysts earn a slightly higher average salary than Data Analysts.


Is it hard to learn Big Data?

No, it is not hard to learn Big Data. But it will take time to learn big data technologies.


Does Big Data Have Coding?

Yes, Big Data requires programming skills. You must learn Scala and python programming language for Apache Spark.  


Can I learn Big Data without Java ?

Yes, you can learn Big Data without prior knowledge of the Java language. It will be lucrative if you know Java.


Which Big Data Course is Best ?

There are so many course providers of Big data, you can take online courses from them, but Aws Big data certification is best.


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