A new, improved version of the Big Data Specialization will become available on June 6! As such, enrollment for this course and all courses in this original Big Data Specialization will close on June 6.
The original Big Data Specialization will continue to run until September 2016, when the Capstone will be offered for learners in this version of the Specialization.
If you are in the middle of the Specialization and have purchased the entire original Big Data Specialization before June 6, Coursera will reach out to you to offer you the option of staying in the original Specialization or taking the new version.
If you are just getting started on this Specialization, we recommend that you wait until June 6 to enroll in the new version.
This course is for novice programmers or business people who'd like to understand more advanced tools used to wrangle and analyze big data. In this course you will be guided in basic approaches to querying and exploring data using higher level tools built on top of a Hadoop Platform. You will be walked through query interfaces, environments, and the canonical situations for tools like HBASE, HIVE, Pig, as well as more general tools like Spark-SQL. After this course you will be able to identify the kinds of analysis you can get of big data and how to interpret these results.