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At the occasion of the 3rd NESUS Winter School and PhD Symposium on Data Science and Heterogeneous Computing, I was invited to give a lecture and hands-on on “Big Data Analytics”. I would like to thank the local organizers (in particular Prof. Karolj Skala and Dr. Davor Davidović), as well as Prof. Jesus Carretero Perez, for this excellent event.

   3rd NESUS Winter School

This tutorial will offer a synthetic view of Big Data Analytics challenges, the tools permitting to address these challenges and focus on one of these tool through a practical session with a set of concrete examples.

Time Session
09:00 - 09:30 Discover the Hands-on tool: Vagrant
09:30 - 10:00 HPC and Big Data (BD): Architectures and Trends
10:00 - 10:30 Interlude: Software Management in HPC systems
10:30 - 11:00 [Big] Data Management in HPC Environment: Overview and Challenges
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30 Big Data Analytics with Hadoop & Spark
12:30 - 13:00 Deep Learning Analytics with Tensorflow
13:00 Lunch

Title: Big Data Analytics: Overview and Practical Examples

   Online Tutorial:

   Download the slides (PDF)


  • Focus on practicals tools rather than theoretical content
  • starts with daily data management
    • … before speaking about Big data management
    • in particular: data transfer (over SSH), data versioning with Git
  • continue with classical tools and their usage in HPC

Level: beginner - advanced

Below are a couple of pictures taken during my intervention at the school – you can find all the photos taken in the School photo gallery.

Credits for the pictures: Dr. Davor Davidović