Coursera Review: Introduction to Big Data
I’ve started the Big Data Specialization by University of California, San Diego. This specialization focuses on Big Data by using Hadoop. There are a couple courses ending with a capstone project. The first course is “Introduction to Big Data.”
3/5 – Basic Intro Course
This was a basic introduction course. The three week-long classes were pretty easy. They were mostly videos and ended with setting up Hadoop. The first course in a lot of specializations are just a simple beginning one and this fit the same model. It did give a nice overview of several concepts, talked about Gartner’s hype curve, and had an easy installation of VMWare and Hadoop. I can’t really complain a lot, but I also don’t have a lot of praise for it either. For the amount of money, it’s not really worth it, but the rest of courses can make up for this one. I do think it’s a good start and sets up the rest of the specialization nicely.