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Working with SQL and Databases
QAC 150
Fall 2015
Section: 01  

Many of you heard of studies that analyzed Twitter messages and predicted some phenomena--spread of flu in New York, consumer confidence index, etc. Behind the success of these studies are the systems for data storage and retrieval. A regular user can access only the latest 9 days of tweets. Any study that aspires to analyze longer periods has to deal with the issues of storing the observations and retrieving them later for analysis. The goal of this course is to show you how to do that--how to connect to various types of databases and how to retrieve and update your data. We will start with relational databases; learn SQL, the language used to query and update the data; and will explore the latest developments in the database field--Hadoop and MapReduce.
Credit: .25 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM QAC, SBS QAC
Course Format: Laboratory CourseGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HRAD-MN)(INFO-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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