Big Data Fundamentals
Learn how big data is driving organisational change and essential analytical tools and techniques, including data mining and PageRank algorithms.
About this course
Organizations now have access to massive amounts of data and it’s influencing the way they operate. They are realizing in order to be successful they must leverage their data to make effective business decisions.
In this course, part of the Big Data MicroMasters program, you will learn how big data is driving organizational change and the key challenges organizations face when trying to analyze massive data sets.
You will learn fundamental techniques, such as data mining and stream processing. You will also learn how to design and implement PageRank algorithms using MapReduce, a programming paradigm that allows for massive scalability across hundreds or thousands of servers in a Hadoop cluster. You will learn how big data has improved web search and how online advertising systems work.
By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the various applications of big data methods in industry and research.
What you’ll learn
- Knowledge and application of MapReduce
- Understanding the rate of occurrences of events in big data
- How to design algorithms for stream processing and counting of frequent elements in Big Data
- Understand and design PageRank algorithms
- Understand underlying random walk algorithms
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Meet your Instructors
Frank is a professor in the School of Computer Science and in his work he considers algorithmic approaches in particular for combined and multi-objective optimizing problems. He focuses on theoretical aspects of evolutionary computation as well as high impact applications in the areas of renewable energy, logistics, and sport.
Vahid is a Ph.D. student in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on bio-inspired algorithms and problems with dynamically changing constraints. He is also actively involved with lecturing and tutoring within the Mining Big Data course at the University of Adelaide.
Aneta is currently undertaking postgraduate research in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. Her main research interest is understanding the fundamental link between bio-inspired computation and digital art.
Wanru (Kelly) Gao
Kelly is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. She has been teaching several introductory computer science courses and some advanced courses about algorithms and evolutionary computation. Her research interests mainly focus on the area of combinatorial optimization, diversity maximization in evolutionary algorithms, and theoretical analysis of heuristic search methods.
- Lectures 10
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 100 hours
- Skill level Intermediate
- Language English
- Students 38918
- Assessments Yes
Section 1: The basics of working with big data
Section 3: Clustering big data
Section 4: Google web search
Section 5: Parallel and distributed computing using MapReduce
Section 6: Computing similar documents in big data
Section 7: Products frequently bought together in stores
Section 8: Movie and music recommendations
Section 9: Google's AdWordsTM System
Section 10: Mining rapidly arriving data streams