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Duke University

Managing Big Data with MySQL

Duke University via Coursera

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This course is an introduction to how to use relational databases in business analysis. You will learn how relational databases work, and how to use entity-relationship diagrams to display the structure of the data held within them. This knowledge will help you understand how data needs to be collected in business contexts, and help you identify features you want to consider if you are involved in implementing new data collection efforts. You will also learn how to execute the most useful query and table aggregation statements for business analysts, and practice using them with real databases. No more waiting 48 hours for someone else in the company to provide data to you – you will be able to get the data by yourself!

By the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding of how relational databases work, and have a portfolio of queries you can show potential employers. Businesses are collecting increasing amounts of information with the hope that data will yield novel insights into how to improve businesses. Analysts that understand how to access this data – this means you! – will have a strong competitive advantage in this data-smitten business world.

Taught by

Daniel Egger and Jana Schaich Borg


4.0 rating, based on 6 Class Central reviews

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  • Gregory J Hamel ( Life Is Study) completed this course.

    Managing Big Data with MySQL is the fourth and final course in Duke University's Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business specialization offered through Coursera. The 5-week course focuses on teaching students how to make relational databas…
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I learned a lot and the course material was high quality. Lots of exercises to practice the material. This was helpful for learning, but I think the stated workload was an underestimate.
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    Prasant Chakroborty completed this course.

    This is the best course I have taken in coursera. This course teaches data analysis using sql.The approach is quite handson with reallife database and real business scnarios.
  • Mturgal completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    It's a very high quality course. It's quite demanding and getting tougher as you move through the course. Highly recommended if you want to learn SQL on different (MySql and Teradata) platforms.
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