Taming Big Data with MapReduce and Hadoop - Hands On!

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5 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
Understand how MapReduce can be used to analyze big data sets
Write your own MapReduce jobs using Python and MRJob
Run MapReduce jobs on Hadoop clusters using Amazon Elastic MapReduce
Chain MapReduce jobs together to analyze more complex problems
Analyze social network data using MapReduce
Analyze movie ratings data using MapReduce and produce movie recommendations with it.
Understand other Hadoop-based technologies, including Hive, Pig, and Spark
Understand what Hadoop is for, and how it works
About the course

“Big data" analysis is a hot and highly valuable skill – and this course will teach you two technologies fundamental to big data quickly: MapReduce and Hadoop. Ever wonder how Google manages to analyze the entire Internet on a continual basis? You'll learn those same techniques, using your own Windows system right at home.

Learn and master the art of framing data analysis problems as MapReduce problems through over 10 hands-on examples, and then scale them up to run on cloud computing services in this course. You'll be learning from an ex-engineer and senior manager from Amazon and IMDb.

  • Learn the concepts of MapReduce
  • Run MapReduce jobs quickly using Python and MRJob
  • Translate complex analysis problems into multi-stage MapReduce jobs
  • Scale up to larger data sets using Amazon's Elastic MapReduce service
  • Understand how Hadoop distributes MapReduce across computing clusters
  • Learn about other Hadoop technologies, like Hive, Pig, and Spark

By the end of this course, you'll be running code that analyzes gigabytes worth of information – in the cloud – in a matter of minutes.

We'll have some fun along the way. You'll get warmed up with some simple examples of using MapReduce to analyze movie ratings data and text in a book. Once you've got the basics under your belt, we'll move to some more complex and interesting tasks. We'll use a million movie ratings to find movies that are similar to each other, and you might even discover some new movies you might like in the process! We'll analyze a social graph of superheroes, and learn who the most “popular" superhero is – and develop a system to find “degrees of separation" between superheroes. Are all Marvel superheroes within a few degrees of being connected to The Incredible Hulk? You'll find the answer.

This course is very hands-on; you'll spend most of your time following along with the instructor as we write, analyze, and run real code together – both on your own system, and in the cloud using Amazon's Elastic MapReduce service. Over 5 hours of video content is included, with over 10 real examples of increasing complexity you can build, run and study yourself. Move through them at your own pace, on your own schedule. The course wraps up with an overview of other Hadoop-based technologies, including Hive, Pig, and the very hot Spark framework – complete with a working example in Spark.

Don't take my word for it - check out some of our unsolicited reviews from real students:

"I have gone through many courses on map reduce; this is undoubtedly the best, way at the top."

"This is one of the best courses I have ever seen since 4 years passed I am using Udemy for courses."

"The best hands on course on MapReduce and Python. I really like the run it yourself approach in this course. Everything is well organized, and the lecturer is top notch."

Introduction, and Getting Started
Understand the scope of this course, and get up and running with your development environment.

Learn the scope of this course, and the credentials of your instructor.

Udemy 101: Getting the Most From This Course
Getting Started - Run your First MapReduce Program!
I'll walk you through installing Enthought Canopy, the mrjob Python package, and some sample movie ratings data from MovieLens - and then we'll run a simple MapReduce job on your desktop!
Understanding MapReduce
Understand how MapReduce works, and how to frame data analysis problems as MapReduce problems.
MapReduce Basic Concepts
Understand the basic concepts of MapReduce - what a mapper does, what a reducer does, and what happens in between.
A quick note on file names.
Walkthrough of Rating Histogram Code
We'll analyze the source of your ratings histogram job, and understand how it works.
Understanding How MapReduce Scales / Distributed Computing
Understand why MapReduce is a powerful tool for scaling big data analysis problems across compute clusters.
Average Friends by Age Example: Part 1
In our next example, we'll look at some fake social data and compute the average number of friends by age.
Average Friends by Age Example: Part 2
Actually run the friends by age example on your machine, and analyze the results.
Minimum Temperature By Location Example

In another example, we'll use real weather data from the year 1800 and find the minimum temperature at each weather station for the year.

  • You'll need a Windows system, and we'll walk you through downloading and installing a Python development environment and the tools you need as part of the course. If you're on Linux and already have a Python development environment in place that you're familiar with, that's OK too. Again, be sure you have at least some programming or scripting experience under your belt. You won't need to be a Python expert to succeed in this course, but you'll need the fundamental concepts of programming in order to pick up what we're doing.
Sundog Education by Frank Kane
Sundog Education by Frank Kane
Founder, Sundog Education. Machine Learning Pro
Frank Kane
Frank Kane
Founder, Sundog Education
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