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Big Data Foundations: Techniques and Concepts

Big data is big news. But what is big data, and how do we use it? Simply put, big data is data that, by virtue of its velocity, volume, or variety (the three Vs), cannot be easily stored or analyzed with traditional methods. Spreadsheets and relational databases just don't cut it with big data. In this course, Barton Poulson tells you the methods that do work, introducing all the techniques and concepts involved in capturing, storing, manipulating, and analyzing big data, including data mining and predictive analytics. He explains big data's relationship to data science, statistics, and programing; its uses in marketing, scientific research, and tools like Amazon's recommendation engine; and the ethical issues that lie behind its use.
Activity ID
2.00 Hours
Activity Type
Course or Training
Customized Training
Provider (LinkedIn Learning)
Provider Contact
Megan Russell
+1805 755-1880 (phone)
+1805 684-5900 (fax)
Professional Development Units
  • Technical
    0.00 PMI-ACP®
    0.00 PfMP®
    0.00 PMI-PBA®
    0.00 PMP®
    0.00 PgMP®
    0.00 PMI-SP®
    0.00 PMI-RMP®
  • Leadership
    0.00 PMI-ACP®
    0.00 PfMP®
    0.00 PMI-PBA®
    0.00 PMP®
    0.00 PgMP®
    0.00 PMI-SP®
    0.00 PMI-RMP®
  • Strategic & Business
    2.00 PMI-ACP®
    2.00 PfMP®
    2.00 PMI-PBA®
    2.00 PMP®
    2.00 PgMP®
    2.00 PMI-SP®
    2.00 PMI-RMP®
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Activity Content

Audience Level
Learning Objectives
What makes big data "big" Understanding how big data impacts consumers, businesses, and research Exploring the intersection of data science and big data Facing big data's ethical challenges Understanding the sources and structures of big data Storing big data Prepping big data for analysis

Contact Information for this Activity

Contact Name
Jolie Miller
E-mail Address
Not provided

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