1 Day


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Course Overview

The Data Science & Big Data Overview | Tools, Tech & Modern Roles in the Data-Driven Enterprise is an introductory level course that introduces the entire multi-disciplinary Data Science team to the many evolving and related terms, with focus on Big Data, Data Science, Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Warehousing. The overview explores the current state of the art and science, the major components of a modern data science infrastructure, team roles and responsibilities, and level-setting realistic possible outcomes for your investment.   This goal of this course is to provide students with a baseline understanding of core concepts and technologies to a conversant level.

Learning Objectives

This course provides a high-level view of a variety of core, current data science related technologies, strategies, skillsets, initiatives and supporting tools in common business enterprise practices.  This list covers a general range of topics current to the time of course distribution. We will collaborate with your team to refine level of depth of coverage, understand areas of greater importance to your team, where you would like to add demos, etc.

Throughout the session you’ll explore:

  • Foundations: Grids & Virtualization; SOA, ESB / EMB, The Cloud
  • The Hadoop Ecosystem: HDFS; Resource Navigators, MapReduce, Spark, Distributions
  • Big Data, NOSQL, and ETL
  • ETL: Exchange, Transform, Load
  • Handling Data & a Survey of Useful tools
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns and Message Busses
  • Developing in Hadoop Ecosystem: R, Python, Java, Scala, Pig, and BPMN
  • Artificial Intelligence and Business Systems
  • Who’s on the Team? Evolving Roles and Functions in Data Science
  • Growing your Infrastructure

Course Outline


  • Grids and Virtualization
    • Service-Oriented Architecture
    • Enterprise Service Bus
  • Enterprise Message Bus
  • The Cloud

The Hadoop Ecosystem

  • HDFS: Hadoop Distributed File System
  • Resource Negotiators: YARN, Mesos, and Spark; ZooKeeper
  • Hadoop Map/Reduce
  • Spark
  • Hadoop Ecosystem Distributions: Cloudera, Hortonworks, OpenSource

Big Data, NOSQL, and ETL

  • Big Data vs. RDBMS
  • NOSQL: Not Only SQL
  • Relational Databases: Oracle, MariaDB, DB/2, SQL Server, PostGreSQL
  • Key/Value Databases: JBoss Infinispan, Terracotta, Dynamo, Voldemort
  • Columnar Databases: Cassandra, HBase, BigTable
  • Document Databases: MongoDB, CouchDB/CouchBase
  • Graph Databases: Giraph, Neo4J, GraphX
  • Apache Hive
  • Common Data Formats
  • Leveraging SQL and SQL variants

ETL: Exchange, Transform, Load

  • Data Ingestion, Transformation, and Loading
  • Exporting Data
  • Sqoop, Flume, Informatica, and other tools

Enterprise Integration Patterns and Message Busses

  • Enterprise Integration Patterns: Apache Camel and Spring Integration
  • Enterprise Message Busses: Apache Kafka, ActiveMQ, and other tools

An Overview of Developing in Hadoop Ecosystem

  • Languages: R, Python, Java, Scala, Pig, and BPMN
  • Libraries and Frameworks
  • Development, Testing, and Deployment

Exploring Artificial Intelligence and Business Systems

  • Artificial Intelligence: Myths, Legends, and Reality
    • The Math
    • Statistics
    • Probability
  • Clustering Algorithms, Mahout, MLLib, SciKit, and Madlib
  • Business Rule Systems: Drools, JRules, Pegasus

The Modern Data Team

  • Agile Data Science
  • NOSQL Data Architects and Administrators
  • Developers
  • Grid Administrators
  • Business and Data Analysts
  • Management
  • Evolving your Team
  • Growing your Infrastructure