How to Process Big Data
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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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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