Cherhan.net - Introduction to Big Data and Hadoop Ecosystem


The rise of social media has become ubiquitous in modern society. Social media generates large amount of data, which challenges state-of-the-art data computation and analysis methods. This workshop covers the basics of Big Data, Big Data analytics concepts, and help you to be familiar with Hadoop ecosystem.

We will take a look into the following topics of Hadoop, the most popular Big Data platform:

  • Hadoop ecosystem

  • Hadoop Components: MapReduce

  • Hadoop programming: Hive, Pig, Spark.

Key Takeaways

After completing the course, participants will bring home a Virtual Machine (VM) with ready-to-use Big Data solutions, pre-installed with Hadoop packages and datasets that can be used with their datasets. Participants will:

  • Understand what is big data

  • Able to describe Hadoop ecosystem, and

  • Apply Big Data processing using Hadoop

About the trainer:

Dr. Lau Cher Han, a data scientist with CTO background and graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with Philosophy Doctorate. Dr. Lau’s research interest has been in the area of text mining and big data analysis. During his PhD, he researched a machine learning model that detects news topics from Twitter, using text mining, sentiment analysis and organic metrics. This model is used by Australian media companies to build systems that present topics to support news editor decision making process.

Dr. Lau spent the past 10 years in Australia. He worked as a lead research developer in Microsoft e-Research centre, to build a sensor network platform that utilize mobile phones to record audio signals, for detecting rare bird species and koalas. Dr. Lau then joined Australian Institute of Future Environments to build a Green House Gas Analysis System, which collects, analyzes and publishes data automatically. More recently, Dr. Lau co-founded and served as the CTO for JoinHappen.com, where he designed the technology blueprints and drove product development.

Today, Dr. Lau is backed in Malaysia to continue teaching software engineering and big data subjects at universities, and provides trainings to different industry corporates. Dr. Lau applies his ample experience of 15 years in software development, database technologies, data mining and analytics, to provide consultancy on data strategy for companies in various sectors including travel, finance and technology startups.
Event Timeline
Tue Jul 12, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM MYT
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@CAT Penang
Standard 89.00 MYR
Early Bird 69.00 MYR
Venue Address
ACAT Penang, 16, Gat Lebuh China, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Malaysia
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