Big Data Technologies

Semestr: Winter

Range: 2p+1c


Credits: 4

Programme type: Master

Study form:

Course language: English


The objective of this elective course is to familiarize students with new trends and technologies for storing, management and processing of Big Data. The course will focus on methods for extraction, analysis as well as a selection of hardware infrastructure for managing persistent and streamed data, such as data from social networks. As part of the course we will present how to apply the traditional methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning to Big Data analysis.


Big Data, Hadoop, Machine learning

Course syllabus:

1. Introduction, Big Data processing motivation, requirements
2. Hadoop overview - all components and how they work together
i) Hadoop Common: The common utilities that support the other Hadoop modules.
ii) Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS?): A distributed file system that provides high-throughput access to application data.
iii) Hadoop YARN: A framework for job scheduling and cluster resource management.
iv) Hadoop MapReduce: A YARN-based system for parallel processing of large data sets.
3. Introduction to MapReduce, how to use pre-installed data. Basic skeleton for running words histogram in Java
4. HDFS, NoSQL databases, HBase, Cassandra, SQL access, Hive,
5. What is Mahout, what are the basic algorithms
6. Streamed data - real time processing
7. Twitter data processing, simple sentiment algorithm

Seminar syllabus:

1. Cloud computing cluster OpenStack basic commands, virtualization.
2. Install hadoop, hw requirements, sw requirements, how to administer (create access), introduce to the basic setup on our cluster, how to monitor. Run the words histogram, single thread.
3. The bag of words notion, TF-IDF, run SVD, LDA.
4. Manipulation with data, how to upscale-downscale HDFS, How to run and monitor computation progres, how to organize the computation.
5. Run random forest classification task using the Mahout algorithms, show how much faster is the map reduce implementation compared to single thread on one box.
6. Semester work presentation and zápočet


Hadoop: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition, by Tom White