In this series of hands-on tutorials, youâ€™ll learn how to work with Big Data using Apache Hadoop and InfoSphere BigInsights 3.0, IBMâ€™s Hadoop-based platform. In particular, youâ€™ll learn the basics of working with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and see how to administer your Hadoop-based environment using the BigInsights Web console.
After launching a sample MapReduce application, youâ€™ll explore a more sophisticated scenario involving social media data. In doing so, youâ€™ll learn how to use a spreadsheet-style interface to discover insights about the global coverage of a popular brand without writing any code. Finally, youâ€™ll learn how to apply industry standard SQL to data managed by BigInsights through IBMâ€™s Big SQL technology. Indeed, youâ€™ll have a chance to create tables and execute complex queries over data in HDFS, including data derived from a relational data warehouse.