Jan 11, 2016
Great course that strikes a balance between teaching general principles and concepts, and providing hands-on technical skills and practice.\n\nThe lessons are well designed and clearly conveyed.
May 28, 2016
I like the breadth of coverage of this class. Each of the exercise is a gem in that I get to learn something new also. I would highly recommend this even to experience practitioner also.
von Dongying Zhou•
Feb 09, 2019
Pros: The content of the course is great. It introduces fundamentals of big data technologies to those who are new to this field, with some hands-on practices.
Cons: The instructions of assignments are not always clear - they are corrected in the discussion forum but why not updating in the assignment page? Usage of Python 2.7 is also somewhat out of date since it's 2019.
Biggest con: The way the lecturer talks is more than annoying. Full of stop words like 'fine', 'ok', with occasionally correcting mistakes on slides or diverging to other topics - there are only a few minutes each video and how much time did the lecturer wasted on talking nonsense? It's fine if he talks like that on some 90-min-long classes but it's on Coursera. Sometimes I just skimmed the slides rather than listen to him.
von Yu-Heng Hung•
Nov 25, 2018
It's pretty tough in assignments especially when there are mistakes in the given description, but I do learn the basic concepts of relational algorithm and MapReduce from them.
von Max Ettelson•
Nov 12, 2018
Assignments need to be updated, but the material is solid!
von Guruswamy Srikanth•
May 29, 2018
Very wide and fundamentally robust introduction.
von Batt Jimmy•
Apr 14, 2018
Very good course for understanding the underlying logic behind emerging big data technologies
von Dwayne Benefield•
Apr 13, 2018
Good information but lectures were poorly produced and unedited and exercise instructions were blatantly incorrect several times.
von Achal Kathuria•
Feb 05, 2018
A very good introduction to skills needed for applying data science ideas on large scale data problems.
von Anish Chandran•
Jan 17, 2018
Thanks for this course.True Parallel computing example would have made it even more awesome .
von James Sheldon•
Jan 07, 2018
The material is good. If you can get past the instructor's mumbling and rapid speaking then you'll be okay.
von Jana Endemann•
Dec 07, 2017
Quite interesting subjects, but video material is not of high quality and many mistakes are not changed in later sessions but altered via a text in the screen of a note on the next sheet.