About this Course

The Apache™ Hadoop® project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. Learn the fundamental principles behind it, and how you can use its power to make sense of your Big Data.

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Approx. 1 months
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Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce


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Course Leads

Sarah Sproehnle

Sarah Sproehnle


Ian Wrigley

Ian Wrigley


Gundega Dekena

Gundega Dekena


What You Will Learn

Prerequisites and Requirements

Lesson 1 does not have technical prerequisites and is a good overview of Hadoop and MapReduce for managers.

To get the most out of the class, however, you need basic programming skills in Python on a level provided by introductory courses like our Introduction to Computer Science course.

To learn more about Hadoop, you can also check out the book Hadoop: The Definitive Guide.

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Why Take This Course

  • How Hadoop fits into the world (recognize the problems it solves)
  • Understand the concepts of HDFS and MapReduce (find out how it solves the problems)
  • Write MapReduce programs (see how we solve the problems)
  • Practice solving problems on your own
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