Getting Started with Data Engineering
written by Richard Taylor
This is an excellent overview article that covers essential knowledge areas related to data engineering. Specifically the author digs into the following topics:
A brief history of the big data sector and why it exists.
- What is big data?
- Terminology guide
What a data engineer is and how and why the role came to be.
- What is a data engineer?
- Fundamentals and ongoing trends
- Roles and responsibilities as a data engineer
Big picture overview of the technologies data engineers have been using thus far.
- The big data landscape
- Hadoop, Hive, Zookeeper
- The CAP Theorem
- Non-relational (noSQL) databases
- Relational databases
What the future holds.
- Continued HDFS reliance
- Stream processing
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