Oct 17, 2017
Good Explanations of Concepts and Nice Tests. I got a trilling experience in completing the peer Assignments with keen observation and Analyzing of Concepts learned.Thanq for your course very much.
Mar 28, 2017
Nice course to describe the traditional data modeling (RDBMS) as well as various semi-structured and un-structured data modeling and management of the systems (Batch and Streaming data processing)
par Srikanth C•
Nov 26, 2017
Fairly superficial treatment of a wide variety of topics. There was only a loose connection between some of the hands-on exercises and the lectures. The final assignment questions were not clear and the marking scheme was vague, which led to quite a bit of confusion while answering and grading it.
par Naveen S•
Aug 19, 2016
Although Content quality was good, the content is too much less and could have been easily integrated to first course or other course in specialisation.
Secondly Quiz were not challenging ,it was just too easy to pass, and this actually takes away the very reason they were employed in this course.
par David P•
Aug 01, 2017
The course is great. The final peer-reviewed project is interesting, but very badly designed. The explanations are fairly confusing, and the peer-reviewed format really doesn't fit this assignement, as modeling can be performed in many different ways, that untrained peers might not recognize.
par Yanpei L•
May 03, 2017
Expecting more hands on experience with big data frameworks like Hadoop or Spark. Instructions of the final assignment is very confusing, you don't actually know what it really want you to do until you go through all the Q&As in the discussion forum, which is really wasting time.
par Kivan I•
Jul 05, 2017
I felt there was very little continuity between each of the 6 weeks of this course. Especially in week 1, where I noticed a significant jump in the level of the content and I found the lectures quite vague and ambiguous. But overall I am satisfied. Looking forward to course 3.
par Clemens W•
Nov 20, 2016
The course takes a broad approach to the subject.
What I miss: the study material should provide more and better organized (theoretical) information (e.g. on topcis like database design, data structures, etc.)
What I like: presenting of current software projects around big data
par Henrique S C•
Apr 26, 2018
The content is good, but the final assignment is ridiculous. The instructions are horrible, the peer reviewers are a joke (there are many people there with 0 experience with databases giving wrong feedback), and you don't get the answers for reviewing other people's works.
par Tariq A•
Dec 27, 2019
Very well organized and conceived. By following the course, I was able to learn and build on the concepts with minimal questions or frustration. It taught me what I was looking to learn, was well organized, and well paced. I’m already applying what I learned at work.
par Nicolás J C•
Sep 21, 2017
The course has a lot of information that is completely useful for BD, I feel that it needs more hand-on exercises. For example, all those BDMS they listed are very useful, but it would have been more practical and fun to teach with an exercise, rather than 50+ slides.
par Josep M•
Nov 21, 2016
There has been very few on-hands training. It's still very very at an introductory level. At some points it goes very deep, for example with the vectors for a document, but with the rest stay at a very high level. Open an excel sheet can not be considered training ...
par Francisco J H•
Oct 06, 2019
It was useful but I was expecting more specific exercies and practices with state of the art tools, instead of only a very high level conceptual resume of the frameworks and data types. I hope that in next specialization courses will go deeper into the specific uses.
par Norman L•
Aug 12, 2018
The material does not delve into enough depth. The syllabus often moves into the next topic just as it begins to break the surface of the current topic. I want more details about the architecture and implementation of each NoSQL database
par Saulet Y•
Jan 11, 2019
Very boring and not interesting course. The slides are just tedious. Additionally, there are some mistakes in week 4 if I'm not mistaken with evaluating weights and coSim(). Many users mentioned in the forums, but nothing has done.
par Kim U•
Jan 17, 2018
Unfortunately, some of the videos are boring and difficult to understand, mostly because they fail to present the bigger picture, and through a lack of enthusiasm on behalf of the presenter.
par Sergey K•
Sep 09, 2016
Peer-graded assignments are bad for multiple reasons. Most important one -- If I'm paying for this course I expect my work will be verified by skilled people, not by other "students".
par Paul F•
May 03, 2018
Good ogeneric versight, the excercise of week 6 is not very well elaborated and the peer review instructions/scoring possibilities are not adequate (mostly all or nothing scoring).
par Sai L K•
Oct 17, 2018
The course could have mentioned technologies which are more into the market currently and also it would have been better if there were some hands-on exercises on them as well.
par Fanny S•
Oct 03, 2016
This was my second course of six. It was so theoretical but at the final exam it required so much exercises. I propose enrich the course with exercises and hands on
par Johan S H A•
Jun 11, 2019
It was very theorical and not too much practical course, so there are not exercises to understand the BDMS like Redis, AsterixDB, Solr, and the others.
par Aude M•
Jan 05, 2018
Very interesting but I struggled with some of the content: the level jumps suddenly, and the course lacks some clear examples of application.
par Konstantin K•
Feb 14, 2018
I'm not sure I got the topic Big Data Modeling and Management Systems from material of the course. Quite redundant and dissimilar lectures
par ammar a m a•
Dec 30, 2017
Homework's and Assignments are really harder than the course material it self, you need to go to other sources to keep up in my opinion...
par Abhinav S•
Jul 04, 2017
The course is not very detailed and misses to explain key concepts. Terminology is used extensively without much explanation.
par Cédric L•
Oct 21, 2016
Reasonably good, but less structured and organized that the first course.
I hope the next one will be better on this aspect.
par Ivan S•
Feb 13, 2017
IMHO it's better to reduce the scope but provide more details of key technologies. Final assignment is not well explained.