• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Explore the concepts of analyzing large data sets in this 12-video Skillsoft Aspire course, which deals with Hadoop and its Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), which enables parallel processing of big data efficiently in a distributed cluster. The course assumes a conceptual understanding of Hadoop and its components; purely theoretical, it contains no labs, with just enough information provided to understand how Hadoop and HDFS allow processing big data in parallel. The course opens by explaining the ideas of vertical and horizontal scaling, then discusses functions served by Hadoop to horizontally scale data processing tasks. Learners explore functions of YARN, MapReduce, and HDFS, covering how HDFS keeps track of where all pieces of large files are distributed, replication of data, and how HDFS is used with Zookeeper: a tool maintained by the Apache Software Foundation and used to provide coordination and synchronization in distributed systems, along with other services related to distributed computing, a naming service, configuration management, and so on. Learn about Spark, a data analytics engine for distributed data processing.

Learning Objectives

Explore the concepts of analyzing large data sets in this 12-video Skillsoft Aspire course, which deals with Hadoop and its Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), which enables parallel processing of big data efficiently in a distributed cluster. The course assumes a conceptual understanding of Hadoop and its components; purely theoretical, it contains no labs, with just enough information provided to understand how Hadoop and HDFS allow processing big data in parallel. The course opens by explaining the ideas of vertical and horizontal scaling, then discusses functions served by Hadoop to horizontally scale data processing tasks. Learners explore functions of YARN, MapReduce, and HDFS, covering how HDFS keeps track of where all pieces of large files are distributed, replication of data, and how HDFS is used with Zookeeper: a tool maintained by the Apache Software Foundation and used to provide coordination and synchronization in distributed systems, along with other services related to distributed computing a naming service, configuration management, and so on. Learn about Spark, a data analytics engine for distributed data processing.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Data Administration