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.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 1 months
Skill Level
intermediate
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Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce

by Cloudera

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

Sarah Sproehnle
Sarah Sproehnle

Instructor

Ian Wrigley
Ian Wrigley

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Gundega Dekena
Gundega Dekena

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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.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

  • 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
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