• Overview
  • Lesson 1: What is Big Data? [4:55]
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Hadoop [4:30]
  • Lesson 3: Big Data in Action [5:12]
  • Lesson 4: Your Journey to Big Data Analytics [5:31]
  • Interactive: Is Your Agency Ready for an EDH? [3:00]
  • Interactive: Start Your EDH Action Plan [4:00]
  • Post-Course Survey

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Welcome to the GovLoop Academy big data course, where you will learn about the world of big data and analytics, what Apache Hadoop is and the role it plays, and what data can do for your agency.



By taking this course, you will be enrolled in five lessons about big data and Hadoop, exploring how the right approach to data management and analytics can change the way government agencies meet their missions.

We’ll define terms such as big data, Hadoop and enterprise data hub, examine how they interrelate and understand how these relate to traditional data management tools. Additionally, we’ll look at case studies that highlight how government organizations are putting data to use in new, innovative and cost-effective ways. Finally, we’ll provide guidance on how you can get your agency ready to modernize its data management and analytics approach.

Throughout the course you’ll hear from big data expert Webster Mudge, Senior Director of Technology Solutions at Cloudera, a leading provider of the world’s fastest, easiest, and most secure platform for data management and analytics, built on Apache Hadoop.

For even more information on big data management, check out these additional resources:

Thank you to Cloudera for this public sector resource.