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Data Streaming

Nanodegree Program

Learn the latest skills to process data in real-time by building fluency in modern data engineering tools, such as Apache Spark, Kafka, Spark Streaming, and Kafka Streaming.

Learn the latest skills to process data in real-time by building fluency in modern data engineering tools, such as Apache Spark, Kafka, Spark Streaming, and Kafka Streaming.


2 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated December 29, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Faust • Confluent Kafka Python client • Kafka rest proxy • KSQL
Intermediate Python • ETL • Basic descriptive statistics

Courses In This Program

Course 1 1 hour

Welcome to the Data Streaming Nanodegree Program

Course 2 4 weeks

Data Ingestion with Kafka and Kafka Streaming

Learn to use REST Proxy, Kafka Connect, KSQL, and Faust Python Stream Processing and use it to stream public transit statuses using Kafka and Kafka ecosystem to build a stream processing application that shows the status of trains in real-time.

Course 3 4 weeks

Streaming API Development and Documentation

In this course you will grow your expertise in the components of streaming data systems, and build a real time analytics application. Specifically, you will be able to identify components of Spark Streaming (architecture and API), build a continuous application with Structured Streaming, consume and process data from Apache Kafka with Spark Structured Streaming (including setting up and running a Spark Cluster), create a DataFrame as an aggregation of source DataFrames, sink a composite DataFrame to Kafka, and visually inspect a data sink for accuracy.

(Optional) Course 4 2 days

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Taught By The Best

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Sean Murdock

Professor at Brigham Young University Idaho

Sean currently teaches cybersecurity and DevOps courses at Brigham Young University Idaho. He has been a software engineer for over 16 years. Some of the most exciting projects he has worked on involved data pipelines for DNA processing and vehicle telematics.

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Judit Lantos

Senior Data Engineer at Netflix

Judit is a Senior Data Engineer at Netflix. Formerly a Data Engineer at Split, where she worked on the statistical engine of their full-stack experimentation platform, she has also been an instructor at Insight Data Science, helping software engineers and academic coders transition to DE roles.

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David Drummond

VP of Engineering at Insight

David is VP of Engineering at Insight where he enjoys breaking down difficult concepts and helping others learn data engineering. David has a PhD in Physics from UC Riverside.

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Ben Goldberg

Staff Engineer at SpotHero

In his career as an engineer, Ben Goldberg has worked in fields ranging from computer vision to natural language processing. At SpotHero, he founded and built out their data engineering team, using Airflow as one of the key technologies.

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