BDSCP Module 8:
Advanced Big Data Engineering

This course builds upon Module 7 by exploring advanced topics pertaining to the storage and processing of Big Data datasets. Specifically it covers advanced Big Data engineering mechanisms, in-memory data storage and realtime data processing. It presents further considerations for developing MapReduce algorithms and also introduces the Bulk Synchronous Parallel (BSP) processing engine, along with a discussion of graph data processing. The Big Data mechanisms required for developing Big Data pipelines, its stages and the design process involved in developing Big Data processing solutions are also explored.

The following primary topics are covered:
– Advanced Big Data Engineering Mechanisms (including serialization & compression engines)
– In-Memory Storage Devices, In-Memory Data Grids & In-Memory Databases
– Read-Through, Read-Ahead, Write-Through & Write-Behind Integration Approaches
– Polyglot Persistence (including Explanation, Issues & Recommendations)
– Realtime Big Data Processing Concepts (including Speed Consistency Volume (SCV), Event Stream Processing (ESP) & Complex Event Processing (CEP))
– General Realtime Big Data Processing & Realtime Big Data Processing & MapReduce
– Advanced MapReduce Algorithm Design
– Bulk Synchronous Parallel (BSP) Processing Engine & BSP vs. MapReduce
– Graph Data & Graph Data Processing using BSP
– Big Data Pipelines (including Definition and Stages)
– Big Data with Extract-Load-Transform (ELT)
– Big Data Solutions (including Characteristics, Design Considerations & Design Process)

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 8 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 8 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 B90.08.

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.

About the Text Book

This BDSCP course module covers a range of in-depth topics that are described in the course booklet and further elaborated by more detailed coverage in the associated Big Data Imperatives: Enterprise Big Data Warehouse, BI Implements and Analytics text book. This text book is included in paperback format as part of the Study Kit and may be provided in paperback as part of workshops.


This course corresponds to Exam B90.08, which is required for the following certification(s):
Certified Big Data Engineer

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

Download a printable PDF document with information about this course module and its corresponding Study Kit.