Moving Data into Hadoop

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Moving Data into Hadoop

with Glen Mules, Warren Pettit

Hadoop Beginners

Time to complete:
4 hours

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This course describes techniques for moving data into Hadoop. There are a variety of ways to get data into Hadoop from simple Hadoop shell commands to more sophisticated processes. Several techniques are presented but two, Sqoop and Flume, are covered in greater detail.

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Course Syllabus

  • Load Scenarios
  • Using Sqoop
  • Flume Overview
  • Using Flume

General Information

  • This course is free.
  • It is self-paced.
  • It can be taken at any time.
  • It can be taken as many times as you wish.
  • Labs can be performed on the Cloud, or using a 64-bit system. If using a 64-bit system, you can install the required software (Linux-only), or use the supplied VMWare image. More details are provided in the course.
  • Students passing the course (by passing the final exam) will have immediate access to printing their online certificate of achievement. Your name in the certificate will appear exactly as entered in your profile in
  • If you did not pass the course, you can take it again at any time.


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Grading Scheme

  • The minimum passing mark for the course is 60%, where the final test is worth 100% of the course mark.
  • You have 3 attempts to take the test.