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Georgia Institute of Technology

Cloud Systems Software

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera


This course provides an introduction to programming frameworks and their implementation issues in the Cloud. It explains multiple topics, including: scalable distributed data stores, resource management (for supporting multi-tenancy and elasticity) and virtualization techniques. Optionally, the student will also be guided in the implementation of a basic version of the distributed runtime system for the Map-Reduce programming framework


  • Distributed Programming Frameworks
    • Programming frameworks and their implementation issues in the Cloud
  • Storage Systems for the Cloud
    • Scalable distributed data stores for organizing persistent data in Cloud applications
  • Resource Management
    • A description of resource management techniques employed in the Cloud for supporting multi-tenancy and elasticity
  • Virtualization Technologies
    • A detailed description of virtualizing the different hardware components of a computer system including CPU, memory, and I/O devices
  • Project
    • A reading list of technical papers relating to this course and a capstone workshop that ties together the learning outcomes

Taught by

Umakishore Ramchandran


4.5 rating at Coursera based on 118 ratings

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