Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce

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.

Why Take This?

- 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

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.
In this short course, learn the fundamentals of MapReduce and Apache Hadoop to start making sense of Big Data in the real world!