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[L4-BD] Introduction to Big Data - Online

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[L4-BD] Introduction to Big Data - Online

This course focuses on how to use KNIME Analytics Platform for in-database processing and writing/loading data into a database. Get an introduction to the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and learn how to write/load data into your big data cluster running on premise or in the cloud on Amazon EMR, Azure HDInsight, Databricks Runtime or Google Dataproc. Learn about the KNIME Spark Executor, preprocessing with Spark, machine learning with Spark, and how to export data back into KNIME/your big data cluster.

This course lets you put everything you’ve learnt into practice in a hands-on session based on the use case: Eliminating missing values by predicting their values based on other attributes.

This is a two day instructor-led course. During the course there’ll be hands-on sessions based on real-world use cases.

Sessions will be held on the following dates: November 16 and 17, 2020 at 10 AM - 2 PM UTC -6 (Chicago) which is 5 PM - 9 PM UTC +1 (Berlin).

Course Content

  • Introduction to KNIME and the Database Extension
  • Data Processing in a Traditional Database
  • Working with Hadoop and Spark
  • Machine Learning with Spark

This course is part of the virtual KNIME Fall Summit 2020.

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What level of KNIME experience is needed for this course?

You should be an advanced KNIME user and ideally have already built some workflows. This course doesn’t provide an introduction to KNIME Analytics Platform - it focuses on more managing big data with KNIME Analytics Platform.

How do I join the course?

You'll receive a zoom link in a separate email a few days before the course starts. Make sure you have a stable internet connection!

What if I miss a session? Will I be able to watch a replay?

Sure! The sessions will be recorded and you’ll have access to each one for seven days from the time the session is over.

Will I be able to ask questions?

Absolutely - fire away!

What do I need to have?

Your own laptop, ideally pre-installed with the latest version of KNIME Analytics Platform, which you can download at

Where do I find the latest version of KNIME Analytics Platform?

Download the latest free, open source version of knime here:

What other resources will help me to get started on working big data in KNIME?
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