Sep 09, 2019
I love the course. It goes deep into the foundations, and then finishes up with an actual lab where you learn by practice. I greatly benefited from it and feel I have achieved a milestone in big data.
Jul 14, 2017
First of all i would like to take this opportunity to thanks the instructors the course is well structured and explained the foundations with real world problems with easy to understand the concepts.
por Catherine B•
Nov 08, 2018
Very interesting course. Explained concepts I'd heard of but didn't really know about. It is a foundation course for a specialization, it's not enough by itself but very good as a foundation course.
por Isara A•
Oct 05, 2018
I think the course could be shorten by half. The instructors extended the course into 3 weeks, but I think the real meat can fit into just 2 weeks. They use too many examples and several similar case studies to make the same points about why big data is important and beneficial -- repeatedly.
I know why it is important, that's why I took the course! Just give a few mins intro and move on already.
They even have a session discussing why should learn basic tools and theory and have a quiz about that; A quiz about why should you learn how to add and subtract before using a calculator. They can just explain once and people would understand.
Anyhow, I feel like I learned quite a lot, but those I can do my reading just first chapter of big data book or watch 1-2 YouTube tutorials.
Should not waste so many hours watching the course.
por Abdul K•
Sep 27, 2016
The course provided almost no value , and there was almost nothing covered that you couldn't find online for free. The presentation was probably the worst part of the course: It was extremely boring and made it hard to get through the videos.
I didn't expect much practical parts in the course, but there was even less than what I expected: What was described as setting up a hadoop cluster consisted of downloading a preconfigured VM image and running it, and then typing in a couple of commands that were provided to you. Again, nothing of value was added, and quickly going over the FAQ page of any of the products mentioned would be more helpful, faster and a lot more interesting.
por Matthew L M•
May 11, 2019
Good intro that also helped me understand some of my previous assumptions
por Jeffery T•
Aug 31, 2016
This is a great introduction for Big Data. It helps me to revisit what I learned from the meetups and webinars, then put the fundamental knowledge and information in a solid foundation. Thank you.
por Rongon C•
May 14, 2019
Perfect for starters!
por Hendrik B•
Dec 01, 2017
I have participated in better courses on Coursera. I think the power point presentations are very very ugly. The colors really don't match well. This could be a lot more visually appealing. Also, for self learners, a bit more text would be cool, even though I know that not having too much text, but rather pictures, is beneficial. The presenter could speak a bit more natural. At the moment, it is very obvious that she reads text aloud. Also, there need to be some more FAQs in the practical parts, because there can be quite a few problems when trying to run mapreduce. I was only able to do it using Google, because I also had to install another hadoop version (5.12.) because my Intel Chipset was not compatible with the version you wanted me to download. There, the file path to map reduce was different from the example you proviided. To be honest, I did not check the Discussion Forums because I was not aware there were any. Maybe I could have gotten help there.
por Raivis J•
Feb 05, 2019
The general concepts of big data (week 1 and week 2) seemed a bit drawn out, much of the same was repeated over and over again. This was not necessary. The peer-graded assignment needs more detailed instructions - like mentioning that it is ok to resize the fields, and that shapes need to be copy/pasted as much as needed.
por Patricia P•
Nov 07, 2018
The intro part is too long. You will not start with the practice till the end of next week and I find that the lectures and videos by then are a lot less complete even when the content is harder. I would have prefer is the theoretical part was shorter and there was more support when we start learning about hadoop
por Pranav V•
Mar 07, 2019
This was absolutely useless. Lots of definitions with no motivation. The one saving grace is that the slides are comprehensive.
por Vikas G•
Jan 28, 2019
Concise and Informative course! Excellent course material and teachers.
por Apurva T•
Jan 15, 2019
Very good course with excellent lecture videos by the tutors.
por Montaser A S•
Jan 16, 2019
It is a very good course as a fundamental we must know , thank you very much
por Chin C L•
Jan 31, 2019
The course is pretty good. It help me to understand some basic of Big Data and Hadoop.
por Manorathna A R P M•
Jan 31, 2019
I have learnt the new Big Data Concepts & modern technology that is used to unlock the value of massive data sets. This course has ignited my curiosity & interest in learning more about the Big Data technologies. I received the financial assistance to complete the course & earn a verified certificate for this course. Thank you Ilkay Altintas & Amarnath Gupta who are the instructors in this course. They organized & taught the course materials well so that even the new learners can understand. Thank you Coursera for giving me financial assistance to complete the course.
por Simon L•
Jan 19, 2019
A great introduction to Big Data with a funny MapReduce exercise (for beginners).
Jan 19, 2019
The introduction to basic concepts was really helpful for a begginer.
Jan 31, 2019
Good basics about Big Data and Hadoop
por Anuj P S•
Feb 03, 2019
Great information covered all the topics from basics to advanced
por Alonso S•
Jan 21, 2019
Great introduction to the topic. Look forward to more hands on, technical skill building in the next chapters.
por Mathew A•
Jan 21, 2019
Fantastic course, gets you started on Big Data !
por Ranjeet R R•
Jan 22, 2019
explanation is very good
por Amal J•
Feb 05, 2019
Well structured with relevant examples to explain the concepts better.
por LIU X•
Jan 01, 2019
Very good introduction course! Well rounded and well explained
por keihan k•
Jan 02, 2019