Big Data Clusters are an amazing new technology introduced in SQL Server 2019 bringing together data virtualization, querying file based data using T-SQL and Spark, scaling out for data marts, and state-of-the-art machine learning and AI technologies. In this course, Building Your First Microsoft SQL Server Big Data Cluster, you'll learn the fundamentals of Big Data Clusters. First, you'll explore what Big Data Clusters are and how they can help you solve real-life use cases. Then, you'll learn about the underlying technology stack that is required to run Big Data Clusters as this is different from a traditional SQL Server Deployment. Finally, you'll bring these two together to understand how to deploy and work with a Big Data Cluster. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters needed to establish SQL Server as your central Data Hub.
Course Overview Hi. My name is Ben Weissman, and welcome to my course, Building Your First Microsoft SQL Server Big Data Cluster. I am the founder and a data passionist at Solisyon. I've worked with SQL Server for more than 20 years. I'm always excited to learn and share about making SQL Server even better. Big data clusters are an amazing new technology introduced in SQL Server in 2019, bringing together data virtualization, querying file‑based data using T‑SQL and Spark, Scala for data marts, and state‑of‑the‑art machine learning and AI technologies. This course is your fast track to understand, deploy, and work with your first big data cluster. Some of the major topics that we will cover include what a big data cluster is, including the underlying technologies like Kubernetes and other prerequisites, how to get data in and out of your cluster, how to make the most out of a big data cluster by utilizing its full feature stack, and how to monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot a big data cluster. By the end of this course, you will know what a big data cluster is, how to deploy it, and when to use which of its components. Before beginning the course. you should be familiar with either T‑SQL or Python for data consumption. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about big data cluster with the Building Your First Microsoft SQL Server Big Data Cluster course, at Pluralsight.