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Big Data on AWS: The Big Picture

by Andrew Brust

In this course, you'll gain an overview of Amazon’s most important big data services, then drill down to cover each one. You'll learn the capabilities of each service and even see some demos to make everything concrete.

What you'll learn

In this course, you'll gain an overview of Amazon's most important big data services. You'll learn the capabilities of each service in AWS and see some demos!

Course FAQ

What is AWS?

AWS is short Amazon Web Services which is Amazon's cloud computing platform for consumers, companies and even governments.

What is Big Data?

Big data is data sets that are too large or complex for traditional data processing software. Usually containing massive files and extensively growing over time, big data has many varieties, volumes, velocities and veracities.

What prerequisites are needed?

This is a beginner course therefore no prerequisites are required. This course will show you the capabilities of each service within AWS. Having a good understanding of Information Technology is always a plus but not required.

What are the 3 types of Big Data?

Big data is always classified into three sections: Structured Data, Semi-Structured Data, and Unstructured Data.

About the author

Andrew Brust is the founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights. He advises data and analytics ISVs on winning in the market, solution providers on their service offerings, and customers on their analytics strategy. He writes about Big Data for ZDNet and The New Stack and also co-chairs the Visual Studio Live! series of developer conferences. Andrew is an entrepreneur, a consulting veteran, a former research director, and a current Microsoft Regional Director and MVP.

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