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Big Data on AWS (BDAWS)

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Course Overview

Big Data on AWS introduces you to cloud-based big data solutions such as Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis and the rest of the AWS big data platform. 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, and Amazon Kinesis, and leverage best practices to design big data environments for security and cost-effectiveness.

Who should attend

This course is intended for:

  • Individuals responsible for designing and implementing big data solutions, namely Solutions Architects
  • Data Scientists and Data Analysts interested in learning about big data solutions on AWS


This course is part of the following Certifications:


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • Basic familiarity with big data technologies, including Apache Hadoop, MapReduce, 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 Technical Essentials (AWSE) course or have equivalent experience
  • Basic understanding of data warehousing, relational database systems, and database design

Course Objectives

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 and Spark SQL on Amazon EMR
  • Choose appropriate AWS data storage options
  • Identify the benefits of using Amazon Kinesis for near real-time big data processing
  • Define data warehousing and columnar database concepts
  • Leverage Amazon Redshift to efficiently store and analyze data
  • Comprehend and manage costs and security for Amazon EMR and Amazon Redshift deployments
  • Identify options for ingesting, transferring, and compressing data
  • Use visualization software to depict data and queries
  • Orchestrate big data workflows using AWS Data Pipeline

Course Content

Day 1
  • Overview of Big Data
  • Ingestion, Transfer, and Compression
  • Storage Solutions
  • Storing and Querying Data on DynamoDB
  • Big Data Processing and Amazon Kinesis
  • Introduction to Apache Hadoop and Amazon EMR
  • Using Amazon Elastic MapReduce
Day 2
  • Hadoop Programming Frameworks
  • Processing Server Logs with Hive on Amazon EMR
  • Processing Chemistry Data Using Hadoop Streaming on Amazon EMR
  • Streamlining Your Amazon EMR Experience with Hue
  • Running Pig Scripts in Hue on Amazon EMR
  • Spark on Amazon EMR
  • Interactively Creating and Querying Tables with Spark and Spark SQL on Amazon EMR
  • Managing Amazon EMR Costs
  • Securing your Amazon EMR Deployments
Day 3
  • Data Warehouses and Columnar Datastores
  • Amazon Redshift and Big Data
  • Optimizing Your Amazon Redshift Environment
  • Big Data Design Patterns
  • Visualizing and Orchestrating Big Data
  • Using Tibco Spotfire to Visualize Big Data
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 3 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,995.- €
  • Switzerland: Fr. 1,950.-
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

Digital courseware Dates and Booking
Click on town name to book Schedule
20/08/2018 - 22/08/2018 Hamburg
17/09/2018 - 19/09/2018 Frankfurt
22/10/2018 - 24/10/2018 Berlin
19/11/2018 - 21/11/2018 Munich
17/12/2018 - 19/12/2018 Düsseldorf
19/11/2018 - 21/11/2018 Vienna (iTLS)
02/07/2018 - 04/07/2018 Paris
26/11/2018 - 28/11/2018 Paris
09/07/2018 - 11/07/2018 Rome
08/10/2018 - 10/10/2018 Milan
19/11/2018 - 21/11/2018 Rome
North America
United States
26/06/2018 - 28/06/2018 Herndon/Reston, VA
26/06/2018 - 28/06/2018 Time Zone: US/Eastern
25/07/2018 - 27/07/2018 San Francisco, CA
25/07/2018 - 27/07/2018 Time Zone: US/Eastern
22/08/2018 - 24/08/2018 Herndon/Reston, VA
22/08/2018 - 24/08/2018 Time Zone: US/Eastern
05/09/2018 - 07/09/2018 San Francisco, CA
05/09/2018 - 07/09/2018 Time Zone: US/Eastern
Asia Pacific
02/07/2018 - 04/07/2018 Bangalore
10/09/2018 - 12/09/2018 Bangalore
24/09/2018 - 26/09/2018 Singapore

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