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Aakash Gupta
Aakash Gupta • Aug 29, 2016

What are the subjects/languages/tools/softwares to learn to become a Data Scientist?

What are the per-requisites of getting started with big data?
What is the difference between hadoop and Database?
Please help!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 29, 2016
@crazy24 - Did you search for the difference between hadoop and database on Google?
Aakash Gupta
Aakash Gupta • Aug 29, 2016
yeah, found it.👍
could you please help me with the first question?
Aakash Gupta
Aakash Gupta • Aug 29, 2016
Yeah, found it. 👍
could you please help me with the first question?
Many Universities offer on-line courses on Data Science. These are paid courses.
Please see here for one such from the reputed Johns Hopkins University: (You can browse through the course content first)
https://www.coursera.org/specializations/jhu-data-science
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 30, 2016
crazy24
What are the per-requisites of getting started with big data?
Well, big data itself is quite vast and is a collection of several programming tools, software and languages. So the repreqisite would depend on what part of big data you are looking at. But I'd guess you'd be better off learning the basics of UNIX environment. You haven't mentioned your existing skills-set and whether you've any exposure to programming. If you do not, you'll need a solid foundation in object oriented programming. You'll also need some exposure to databases and how they function. Try reading about MySQL and MongoDB and understand how they differ.

As Ramani sir said, you should look at couses available from Coursera or Udemy for deeper understanding of big data technologies. You might also want to look at free videos available on YouTube. This may not be the top video out there; but I think it has some relevant information about big data and stuff involved in Big Data.

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