Using BigSheets for Spreadsheet-like Analytics

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Using BigSheets for Spreadsheet-like Analytics

with Henry L Quach

Audience:
BigSheets beginners

Time to complete:
2 Hours

Available in:
English

This course is designed to introduce the student to the capabilities of BigSheets. BigSheets is a component of InfoSphere BigInsights. It provides the analyst the ability to be able to visualize and analyze data stored HDFS using a spreadsheet type interface without any programming.

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The labs for this course were recently updated and tested using BigInsights Quick Start 4.0

 

Course Syllabus

  • Describe how BigSheets can help with the business and technical challenges of big data
  • Create BigSheets workbooks
    • From data stored in HDFS
    • Directly from data generated by an application
  • Use BigSheets readers to properly parse data in BigSheets
  • Create sheets within workbooks
  • List the different types of functions available when creating a new sheet
  • Create charts to more easily visualize BigSheets results

General Information

  • This course is free.
  • It is self-paced.
  • It can be taken at any time.
  • It can be taken as many times as you wish.
  • Labs can be performed on the Cloud, or using a 64-bit system. If using a 64-bit system, you can install the required software (Linux-only), or use the supplied VMWare image. More details are provided in the section "Labs setup".
  • Students passing the course (by passing the final exam) will have immediate access to printing their online certificate of achievement. Your name in the certificate will appear exactly as entered in your profile in BigDataUniversity.com.
  • If you did not pass the course, you can take it again at any time.

Recommended skills prior to taking this course

  • Basic knowledge of operating systems (UNIX/Linux)
  • Basic understanding of Apache Hadoop and BigData.

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.