Data Science W251

Scaling Up! Really Big Data

3 units

Course Description

An overview of the contemporary toolkits for problems related to cloud computing and big data. Because the class is an advanced course, we generally assume familiarity with the concepts and spend more time on the implementation. Every lecture is followed by a hands-on assignment, where students get to experience some of the technologies covered in the lecture. By the time students complete the course, they should be able to name the big data problem they are facing, select proper tooling, and know enough to start applying it.


W201, W203, and W205. MIDS students only. Students should be able to program in C, Python, or Java and/or be able to pick up a new programming language quickly.

Last updated:

October 7, 2016