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Cisco Big Data Analytics, Architecture and Management

The course will explain how the reference architectures are carefully designed, optimized, and tested with the leading big data software distributions to achieve a balance of performance and capacity to address specific application requirements. The course will cover big data fundamentals and architecture. Lessons will explore Hadoop, streaming analytics, performance tuning and UCS Director Express for big Data. The student will leave with an introductory understanding the benefits of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at individuals looking to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center solutions using Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe a high-level overview of big data fundamentals
  • Describe big data storage, compute, and data networking architecture
  • Introduce Hadoop core components
  • Gain working knowledge of Streaming Analytics usage
  • Identify the Cisco UCS CPA components, features, and advantages for deploying big data (Hadoop cluster) solutions
  • Describe the design and sizing of the compute, network, and storage component of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data
  • Identify the Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, understand how Cisco Advanced Services for Big Data supports the Cisco Validated Designs that fit into Cisco CPA for Big Data
  • Explain Cisco (UCS) Director Express for Big Data product features, benefits, installation, implementation, and management


It is recommended that attendees meet the following prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • Intermeidate level knowledge of Modern Data Centers and virtualisation technologies
  • Conceptual understanding of basic scripting
  • Basic understanding of Big Data

Course Content

Understanding the Big Data Ecosystem

Big data fundamentals

Distributed storage

Distributed computing

Understanding Architecture for Big Data Technologies

Big Data Storage and HDFS features

Big Data Compute

Big Data Networking

Introduction to Hadoop

Core components


Management tools

Hadoop distributions

Streaming Analytics

Real-time data streaming and analytics


Computational frameworks for streaming

Use cases for Big Data

Cisco Solutions for Big Data

Cisco UCS common platform architecture for Hadoop solutions

Cisco CPA components

Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure for Big Data

Cisco UCS Design and Tuning for Big Data




Cisco Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data Applications and Deployments

Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastucture for Big Data

Cisco validated designs

Integrated infrastructure solutions

Cisco Advanced services

Cisco UCS Director Express Automation

Features and benefits

Cisco UCSD Express with Cisco UCS integrated architecture for Big Data

Cisco UCS Director Express installation

Hadoop service selection

Service and workflow requests

Cluster management


Lab 1: Introduction to Hadoop

Lab 2: Introduction to Spark

Lab 3: Spark Streaming

Lab 4: Administering Hadoop on Cisco UCS

Lab 5: Cisco UCS Configuration for Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data

Lab 6: Sizing Big Data

Lab 7: Cisco UCS Director Express for Big Data

Exams & Certification

There are currently no exams aligned to this course.

The following course is recommended for further study:

  • Advanced Big Data Analytcs, Architecture, Management and Applications

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