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

This course will teach you big data fundamentals in the context of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading cloud computing platform. In this course, Big Data on AWS: The Big Picture, you will learn foundational knowledge of big data concepts and the major big data services on AWS. First, you will learn all about core big data concepts, like data lakes, NoSQL and MapReduce. Next, you will discover the array of big data services available on AWS and how they tie together. After that, you'll learn the details of each service and see many of them demoed. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of big data on AWS needed to understand which combination of services is best suited to your organization's skill sets and which best meet your organization's needs.

About the author

Andrew Brust is Senior Director of Technical Product Marketing and Evangelism at Datameer, and writes about Big Data for the technology news site, ZDNet. Andrew is the co-author of "Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012" (Microsoft Press); an advisor to NYTECH, the New York Technology Council; serves as Microsoft Regional Director and MVP; writes the Redmond Review column for; and serves as co-chair of the Visual Studio Live! developer conference.

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