Data Lakes for Big Data - Free Course

Learn about the value, opportunity, and insights that Big Data provides. Get introduced to the Federation Business Data Lake solution to leverage the full power of big data to drive major business strategies.





Price: Free


About this Course


Each day an astounding amount of data is generated from just about everything around us – from our mobile devices to our health care provider to where we shop for groceries – just to name a few. Big Data is a term used to describe the volume of data, variety or type - both structured and unstructured, and speed (real time or near real time). Businesses have become increasingly focused on analyzing big data to increase revenue, drive down costs, and reduce risk to the business.


In addition organizations have started to face infrastructure and platform challenges to store, manage and analyze these vast amounts of varied of data for quick turnaround.


This free, open, online, interactive course will expose you to the value, opportunity, and insights that Big Data can provide. It highlights the Federation Business Data Lake as an integrated solution that stores and provides access to Big Data for real-time, rapid analytics and predictive modeling.


Who should attend?


If you are a decision maker or influencer keen to learn and define your organization’s big data strategy, if you work directly or indirectly with data, if you are a student or just purely interested in Big Data and Data Lakes, this introductory course is for you! 


There are no specific pre-requisites expected to attend this course.


More Details:


The course will be conducted over a four-week period, and will require approximately two to three hours of work per week. Each week’s content will be made available on a specified date. You will be engaged through a blend of online content in the form of educational videos, recorded whiteboards, documents, and exercises. You will also be given opportunities to interact with and learn from other students through small group assignments, discussion board posts, and social media activities.


Course Objectives


Week 1: What Is Big Data and Data Science?

  • • Introduce Big Data Analytics and Data Science
  • • Describe Big Data and Data Science opportunities
  • • Apply foundational knowledge to current business needs via discussion posts
  • • Prepare for next week's lesson

Week 2: What's the Value of Big Data and Big Data Analytics?

  • • Describe the business value and benefits of Big Data
  • • Explain the roles and responsibilities involved in building a data science team
  • • Describe the tools, people, and processes used in big data analytics
  • • Prepare for next week's lesson

Week 3: What Is the Federation Business Data Lake? 

  • • The emergence of data lakes
  • • Introduce the Federation Business Data Lake
  • • Relate the Federation Business Data Lake to learner's business problem via discussion post
  • • Prepare for next week's lesson

Week 4: How is the Data Lake Solution Operationalized? 

  • • Describe how the Federation Business Data Lake ingests, stores, and processes data
  • • Describe applications of the Federation Business Data Lake
  • • Work via discussion groups to answer questions related to content



  • • Assessment questions will accompany each week's content
  • • Assignments, discussion posts, and problems will be reviewed by peers

Certificate and Reward

Upon receiving a cumulative passing score on the weekly assessments, you'll receive a certificate of completion. 

In addition, 500 participants will receive an electronic copy of recently published text book on Data Science and Big Data Analytics based on cumulative highest scores achieved on the weekly assessments.

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