Hadoop Developer Day Event

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Hadoop Developer Day Event

with Aaron Ritchie, Warren Pettit, Nicolas Morales, Cindy Saracco, Rafael Coss

Hadoop Beginners

Time to complete:
8 hours

Available in:

This course has been developed in support of the Hadoop Developer Day event (Foster City, CA). It includes presentation materials and lab instructions to use at the event. If you have not yet register to this  in-person event, register here.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to Hadoop
    • What is Hadoop?
    • What types of problems is Hadoop designed to solve?
  • Hadoop Architecture and HDFS
    • Topology Awareness and writing to HDFS
    • HDFS Command Line
    • MapReduce
      • Components of a MapReduce Solution
      • MapReduce Programming
      • MapReduce Programming with Big Insights
  • Using Hive for Data Warehousing
    • Introduction to Hive
    • Hive DDL
    • Hive DML (HiveQL)
  • Using BigSQL

General Information

This course/event is free.

These are the learning objectives for the course:

  • Understand Hadoop and the Big Data Problems It Can Solve
  • Know the key open source components related to Hadoop
  • Understand how Big Data solutions can work in the Cloud
  • Understand the components of Hadoop and how to leverage HDFS
  • Know the essential steps involved with implementing a MapReduce program that runs in Hadoop
  • Use Hive to implement data warehousing solutions in a Hadoop environment (using HiveQL)
  • Understand the BigSQL approach to managing structured data in Hadoop
  • Use BigSQL to store and query large data sets in Hadoop


  • You need a 64-bit system for the hands-on labs. More details about your ¬†hardware and software requirements are provided once you sign up to the course.

Recommended skills prior to taking this course

  • Basic knowledge of Linux
  • Taking Hadoop-related courses in Big Data University is beneficial but not mandatory

Grading Scheme

  • The minimum passing mark for the course is 60%, where the final test is worth 100% of the course mark.
  • You have 3 attempts to take the test.