Welcome to the Big Data course

Welcome to the new course Managing Big Data. We will closely follow developments to manage huge amounts of data on large clusters of commodity machines, initiated by Google, and followed by many other web companies such as Yahoo, Amazon, AOL, Facebook, Hyves, Spotify, Twitter, etc. Big data gives rise to a redesign of many core computer science concepts: We will discusses file systems (Google FS), programming paradigms (MapReduce), programming languages and query languages (for instance Sawzall and Pig Latin), and ‘noSQL’ database paradigms (for instance BigTable and Dynamo) for managing big data. The first lecture is next Friday, 16 November at 10.45 h. in RA 2502.

More information on blackboard. (access restricted, sorry our university does not like me to share courses :-( )

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