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Big Data

15 Credits

This course explores the challenges associated with interrogating, storing and analysing big (typically unstructured) data. Learners will conceptually explore how to build large-scale information storage structures using distributed storage facilities and data warehouses. The challenges of data quality assurance, storage reliability, and working with very large data volumes will be examined in detail. Learners will study how to model big data and use analytic services provided by host institutions. This course uses NoSQL to interrogate unstructured data sets and tools such as Candela and Chart Studio to visualise analytics for big data.