BDSCP Module 10:
Fundamental Big Data Architecture

This course provides an overview of the fundamental and essential topic areas pertaining to Big Data solution platform architecture, introducing several new Big Data mechanisms and covering a range of architectural models, approaches and considerations. Specifically, it covers Big Data mechanisms required for the development of a Big Data solution platform and architectural options for assembling a data processing platform. It further introduces the enterprise data warehouse and discusses various options for its integration with the Big Data solution platform. Common scenarios are also presented to provide a basic understanding of how a Big Data solution platform is generally used. Finally, the use of cloud environment for the development of the Big Data solution platform is explored in the context of cloud computing delivery and deployment models.

The following primary topics are covered:
–  Big Data Mechanisms, including Security Engine, Cluster Manager, Data Governance Manager, Visualization Engine and Productivity Portal
–  Data Processing Architectural Models, including Shared-Everything and Shared-Nothing Architectures
–  Enterprise Data Warehouse and Big Data Integration Approaches, including Series, Parallel, Big Data Appliance and Data Virtualization
–  Architectural Big Data Environments, including ETL, Analytics Engine and Application Enrichment
–  Cloud Computing & Big Data Architectural Considerations, including how Cloud Delivery and Deployment Models can be used to host and process Big Data Solutions (and resulting issues and risks)

Duration: 1 Day

Taking the Course at a Workshop

This course can be taken as part of instructor-led workshops taught by Arcitura Certified Trainers. These workshops can be open for public registration or delivered privately for a specific organization. Certified Trainers can teach workshops in-person at a specific location or virtually using a video-enabled remote system, such as WebEx. Visit the Workshop Calendar page to view the current calendar of public workshops or visit the Private Training page to learn more about Arcitura’s worldwide private workshop delivery options.

Below are the base materials provided to public and private workshop participants. 

Note that as a workshop participant, you may be eligible for discounts on the purchase of the Study Kit and Pearson VUE exam voucher for this course. 

Taking the Course using a Study Kit                 

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing a Study Kit, which includes the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed specifically for self-paced study and exam preparation. 

Visit the BDSCP Module 10 Study Kit page for pricing information and for details. Also, visit the Study Kits Overview page for information regarding discounted Certification Study Kit Bundles for individual certification tracks.

The following materials are provided in the Study Kit for this course:

Taking the Course using an eLearning Study Kit

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing an eLearning Study Kit subscription, which includes online access to the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed for self-paced study and exam preparation.

Visit the BDSCP Module 10 eLearning Study Kit page for pricing information and details. Also, visit the eLearning Study Kits Overview page for information regarding discounted Certification eLearning Study Kit Bundles for individual certification tracks.

This eLearning Study Kit provides access to the following materials:

Note that this Study Kit can be purchased with or without a discounted Pearson VUE voucher for Exam B90.10.

Study Kits and Study Bundles can be purchased using the online store. By purchasing and registering this Study Kit, you may be eligible for discounts on the registration of this course as part of a public workshop.


This course corresponds to Exam B90.10, which is required for the following certification(s):
Certified Big Data Architect

Vendor-Neutral Topic Overview

Note that all BDSCP course modules are focused on vendor-neutral topics and therefore do not provide detailed coverage of any vendor-specific platforms or technologies. BDSCP courses are intentionally authored this way so as to provide an unambiguous and objective understanding of practices and technology that can be further complemented with product-specific training.

Fact Sheet

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