Big Data Concepts

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This is an executive briefing on big data designed help attendees learn about big data concepts and familiarise themselves with the business, technology trends and opportunities.


1 day

Who is the course for

Management and Business Leaders



What you will learn

  • How to apply the right economic, technological and business criteria to the evaluation of big data adoption
  • How big data can help businesses achieve their goals
  • The big data proposition
  • Big data technology landscape, terminology and choices available
  • How big data technology can integrate with traditional enterprise systems, and the rest of the business
  • How to begin to form a strategic action plan for building a business case and initiating a big data programme

Course Outline


  • Big data fundamentals
  • Beyond the hype – What is big data in my organisation?
  • Case studies & use cases
  • Emergence of new big data roles
  • Integrating big data technology into the business


  • Types of technology underpinning big data
  • Technology platform feature comparisons: Hadoop, NoSQL, and others
  • Architectural overview for non-technical users
  • Social media, the quest for real-time and the future


  • Building a business case
  • Big data project guidelines and best practices
  • Integrating a big data strategy into the traditional enterprise IT environment


Lecture and Group Exercises

Additional Information

The course content can be customised to cover any specialised material you may require for your specific training needs.

This course can be offered as private on-site training hosted at your offices. For more information, please contact us at [email protected]

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