Course Overview

In the new data era , the power of data analytics is allowing businesses to provide more value added products and services. New discoveries and trends are being identified in fields such as banking, medical, manufacturing, sales and marketing, mastering the appropriate tools to derive knowledge from data has become key. Several tools and platforms have emerged to be able to mine the Big Data and provide meaningful insights. In this course, you will discover the power of R integrated in a Big Data environment. You will first be introduced with the basics of R and Big Data before embarking on the journey to R and Big Data analytics. Through the guided activities provided, any novice user can easily embark in R and Big Data.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you are expected to be able to:

  • write R codes to manipulate data
  • explain concepts related to Big Data which includes the Big Data Ecosystem and technologies
  • integrate R in a Hadoop platform
  • manipulate data using R on a Big Data Platform

Week 1 & 2 : Unit 1 - Setting up the Environment- Getting R Ready Week 3 & 4 : Unit 2 - R Fundamentals Week 5 & 6 : Unit 3 - Data Analysis and Visualisation with R Week 7 : Assignment 1 Week 8 & 9 : Unit 4 - Big Data Essentials Week 10 & 11 : Unit 5 – Setting up Environment for Big Data and Map Reduce Week 12, 13 & 14 : Unit 6 – R and Big Data Analytics Week 15 : Assignment 2 on Big Data Analytics