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A comprehensive look at the wide landscape of database systems and how to make a good choice in your next project
The first time we ask or answer any question regarding databases is when building an application. The next is either when our choice of database becomes a bottleneck or when we need to do large-scale data analytics.
This course covers almost all classes of databases or data storage platform there are and when to consider using them. It is a great journey through databases that will be great for software developers, big data engineers, data analysts as well as decision makers. It is not an in-depth look into each of the databases but promises to get you up and running with your first project for each class.
In this course, we are going to cover
Relational Database Systems, their features, use cases and limitations
Key-Value store and their use cases
Document-oriented databases and their use cases
Wide-columnar store and their use cases
Time-series databases and their use cases
Search Engines and their use cases
Graph databases and their use cases
Distributed Logs and real time streaming systems
Hadoop and its use cases
SQL-on-Hadoop tools and their use cases
How to make informed decisions in building a good data storage platform
What is the target audience?
Chief data officers
Anyone who wants to understand Hadoop from a database perspective.
What this course does not cover?
This course does not access any of the databases from the administrative perspective. So we don't cover administrative tasks like security, backup, recovery, migration and the likes.
Very in-depth features in the specific databases in discussion. An example is that we will not go into the different database engines for MySQL or how to write a stored procedures.
What are the requirements?
The lab for this course can be carried out in any machine (Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OX).
However, the training on HBase or Hadoop will require you to have a hadoop environment. The suggestion for this will be to to use a pre-installed sandbox, a cloud offering or install your own custom sandbox.
What do I need to know to get the best out of this course?
This course does not assume any knowledge of NoSQL or data engineering.
However a little knowledge of RDBMS (even Microsoft Access) is enough to get you into the best position for this course.
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