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AWSBD: Big Data on AWS

Length: 3 Days

In this course, we show you how to use Amazon EMR to process data using the broad ecosystem of Hadoop tools like Hive and Hue. We also teach you how to create big data environments, work with Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Quicksight, Amazon Athena and Amazon Kinesis, and leverage best practices to design big data environments for security and cost-effectiveness.

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This course teaches you how to:

• Fit AWS solutions inside of a big data ecosystem
• Leverage Apache Hadoop in the context of Amazon EMR
• Identify the components of an Amazon EMR cluster
• Launch and configure an Amazon EMR cluster
• Leverage common programming frameworks available for Amazon EMR including Hive, Pig, and Streaming
• Leverage Hue to improve the ease-of-use of Amazon EMR
• Use in-memory analytics with Spark on Amazon EMR
• Choose appropriate AWS data storage options
• Identify the benefits of using Amazon Kinesis for near real-time big data processing
• Leverage Amazon Redshift to efficiently store and analyze data
• Comprehend and manage costs and security for a big data solution
• Secure a Big Data solution
• Identify options for ingesting, transferring, and compressing data
• Leverage Amazon Athena for ad-hoc query analytics
• Use visualization software to depict data and queries using Amazon QuickSight
• Orchestrate big data workflows using AWS Data Pipeline


We recommend that attendees of this course have:

• Basic familiarity with big data technologies, including Apache Hadoop, HDFS, and SQL/NoSQL querying
• Students should complete the Big Data Technology Fundamentals web-based training or have equivalent experience
• Working knowledge of core AWS services and public cloud implementation
• Students should complete the AWS Essentials course or have equivalent experience
• Basic understanding of data warehousing, relational database systems, and database design


This course is intended for:
• Individuals responsible for designing and implementing big data solutions, namely Solutions Architects and SysOps Administrators
• Data Scientists and Data Analysts interested in learning about big data solutions on AWS


Module 1 - Overview of Big Data

 - Big Data Ingestion and Transfer
 - Big Data Streaming and Amazon Kinesis

Lab 1: Using Amazon Kinesis to Stream and Analyze Apache Server Log Data

Module 2 - Big Data Storage Solutions
 - Big Data Processing and Analytics

Lab 2: Using Amazon Athena to Query Log Data From Amazon S3

Module 3 - Apache Hadoop and Amazon EMR

Lab 3: Storing and Querying Data on Amazon DynamoDB

Module 4 - Using Amazon EMR

 - Hadoop Programming Frameworks

Lab 4: Processing Server Logs With Hive on Amazon EMR

Module 5 - Web Interfaces on Amazon EMR

Lab 5: Running Pig Scripts in Hue on Amazon EMR

Module 6 - Apache Spark on Amazon EMR

Lab 6: Processing NY Taxi data usingSpark on Amazon EMR

Module 7 - Amazon Redshift and Big Data
 - Visualizing and Orchestrating Big Data

Lab 7: Using TIBCO Spotfire to Visualize Data

Module 8 - Managing Big Data Costs
 - Securing Your Amazon Deployments
 - Big Data Design Patterns

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