Advanced Big Data Engineering

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 public or private instructor-led workshops. Visit the Workshop Calendar page to view the current calendar of public workshops or contact to inquire about private workshop delivery.

The following materials are provided to public and private workshop participants:

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

Taking the Course using a Self-Study Kit

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

Advanced Big Data Engineering Module 8 Self-Study Kit [ order ]

Visit the Self-Study Kits page for pricing information and for details regarding discounted self-study kit bundles for individual certification tracks. The following materials are provided in the self-study kit for this course:

Module 8 Self-Study GuideModule 8
Self-Study Guide

Big Data Imperatives: Enterprise Big Data Warehouse, BI Implements and Analytics Big Data Imperatives: Enterprise Big Data Warehouse, BI Implements and Analytics Text Book

Audio Tutor CD 1 OverviewAudio Tutor CD 1
Audio Tutor CD 2 Exam PreparationAudio Tutor CD 2
Exam Preparation

Array Flash Cards30 Flash Cards

This self-study kit can be purchased using the Online Store.

Note that by purchasing and registering this self-study kit, you may be eligible for discounts on the registration of this course as part of a workshop.


This course corresponds to Exam B90.08, which is required for the following certifications:

Vendor-Neutral Topic Overview

Note that all BDSCP course modules are focused on vendor-neutral Big Data 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 Big Data practices and technology that can be further complemented with product-specific training.

Fact Sheet

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Pearson VUE Exams

A self-study kit is available for each Pearson VUE exam:

Self-Study Kits

A self-study kit is available for each Pearson VUE exam, allowing you to study remotely and at your own pace. For information about the latest available Self-Study Kits, visit the Self-Study page.

Instructor-Led Workshops

The following public workshops are currently scheduled. Additional workshops are often added on short notice. For information regarding private instructor-led workshops delivered to your location, contact: