Andrea Zonca




After my PhD in Astrophysics I worked on analyzing Planck Cosmic Microwave Background data at UC Santa Barbara, then joined the San Diego Supercomputer Center to help research groups deploy and scale their scientific tools on HPC clusters.

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Jan 23rd 2017

This course is for novice programmers or business people who'd like to understand the core tools used to wrangle and analyze big data. With no prior experience, you'll have the opportunity to walk through hands-on examples with Hadoop and Spark frameworks, two of the most common in the industry. You will be comfortable explaining the specific components and basic processes of the Hadoop architecture, software stack, and execution environment. In the assignments you will be guided in how data scientists apply the important concepts and techniques, such as Map-Reduce that are used to solve fundamental problems in big data. You'll feel empowered to have conversations about big data and the data analysis processes.

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