Course: Big Data Analysis
This schedule is tentative and subject to change
Make sure to check my.poly.edu for course announcements
On September 30th, our class will meet at a different place: 1 Metrotech Center, 19th floor. Bring your NYU Poly id -- you will need to show it to the security guard.
For frequently asked questions about the course and homework assignments, please check our BigDataAnalysisFAQ.
Week 1: Monday Sept. 9th - Course Overview
- Course overview and introduction to Big Data Analysis
- Lecture notes: http://vgc.poly.edu/~juliana/courses/cs9223/Lectures/intro.pdf
- Student survey -- to be filled out today!
- Dilbert's BigData
- New York Time's "How BigData Became so Big"
- World Economic Forum: Big Data, Big Impact
- The Analytics Journey
- BigData Analytics Usecases
Week 2: Monday Sept. 16th - Map-Reduce/Hadoop
- Introduction to Map-Reduce and high-level data processing languages
- Lecture notes: http://vgc.poly.edu/~juliana/courses/cs9223/Lectures/hadoop.pdf
- Hand out AWS tokens. Notes on using AWS.
- Introduction to Hadoop
- The Map-Reduce ecosystem: Pig, Hive, Jaql, Mahout, BigInsights
- cs9223 Mapreduce Assignment
- This is an individual assignment. You may not collude with any other individual, or plagiarise their work.
For more details see http://cis.poly.edu/policies.
- You assignment is due on Sun Sept 29th. Make sure you can login and access my.poly.edu!
- If you have questions about the assignment, we will hold office hours on Sept 23, 2013 from 2:30-3:30pm at 2 Metrotech, room 10.018
- Mining of Massive Datasets, Chapter 2
- Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3
- original google map-reduce paper
Week 3: Monday Sept. 23rd - Data Management for Big Data
- Databases and Big Data: Persistence, Querying, Indexing, Transactions
- Lecture notes: http://vgc.poly.edu/~juliana/courses/cs9223/Lectures/paralleldb-vs-hadoop.pdf
- BigTables and NoSQL stores. Tuple store vs. column stores: HBase, MongoDB, Cassandra
- HBase book HBase: The Definitive Guide. Random Access to Your Planet-Size Data: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920014348.do
- HBase book. Chapter 8 Architecture for information about transactional processing, WriteAhead Log notably, and how consistency is being maintained.
- Transactions in NoSQL stores. Google's percolator, .
- "NewSQL" stores: more on Hive, VoltDB, HadoopDB,
- Beyond MapReduce: Berkeley's Spark, UC Irvine's Asterix, Google's Dremel
- PDMBS vs. MapReduce
- Parallel data processing with MapReduce: a survey. Lee et al, SIGMOD Record 2011
- Benchmark DBMS vs MapReduce (2009)
- Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data
- HadoopDB: An Architectural Hybrid of MapReduce and DBMS Technologies for Analytical Workloads
- Low Overhead Concurrency Control for Partitioned Main Memory Databases
- ASTERIX: Towards a Scalable, Semistructured Data Platform for Evolving-World Models.
- Dremel: Interactive Analysis of Web-Scale Datasets
- Large-scale Incremental Processing Using Distributed Transactions and Notifications
Week 4: Monday Sept 30th - Invited lecture by Dr. C. Mohan (IBM)
- Note that we will meet at a different location: NYU CUSP, 1 Metrotech Center, 19th floor
- Tutorial: An In-Depth Look at Modern Database Systems
- Abstract: This tutorial is targeted at a broad set of database systems and applications people. It is intended to let the attendees better appreciate what is really behind the covers of many of the modern database systems (e.g., NoSQL and NewSQL systems), going beyond the hype associated with these open source and commercial systems. The capabilities and limitations of such systems will be addressed. Modern extensions to decades old relational DBMSs will also be described. Some application case studies will also be presented. An outline of problems for which no adequate solutions exist will be included. Such problems could be fertile grounds for new research work.
- Presenter: Dr. C. Mohan, IBM Fellow, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA 95120, USA.
- Bio: Dr. C. Mohan has been an IBM researcher for 31 years in the information management area, impacting numerous IBM and non-IBM products, the research community and standards, especially with his invention of the ARIES family of locking and recovery algorithms, and the Presumed Abort commit protocol. This IBM, ACM and IEEE Fellow has also served as the IBM India Chief Scientist. In addition to receiving the ACM SIGMOD Innovation Award, the VLDB 10 Year Best Paper Award and numerous IBM awards, he has been elected to the US and Indian National Academies of Engineering, and has been named an IBM Master Inventor. This distinguished alumnus of IIT Madras received his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an inventor of 38 patents. He serves on the advisory board of IEEE Spectrum and on the IBM Software Group Architecture Board’s Council. More information can be found in his home page at http://bit.ly/CMohan
Week 5: Monday Oct. 7th - Query Processing on Mapreduce and High-level Languages
- Pig Latin and Query Processing:
- In-class assignment
- Jaql: A Scripting Language for Large Scale Semistructured Data Analysis
- Hive - A Warehousing Solution Over a Map-Reduce Framework
Week 6: Mon Oct. 14th - Fall Break - No class
Week 6: Wed Oct. 16th - Fall Break - Make-up class
- Reproducibility and Data Exploration: http://vgc.poly.edu/~juliana/courses/cs9223/Lectures/reproducibility.pdf
- Large-scale information integration: http://vgc.poly.edu/~juliana/courses/cs9223/Lectures/web-information-integration.pdf
Week 7: Monday Oct. 21st - Invited Speaker: Alberto Lerner
- Inside MongoDB
Week 8: Monday Oct 28th- Statistics is easy - Invited Speaker: Dennis Shasha
- http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00142ED1V01Y200807MAS001 -- book is available for free for NYU students
- Second edition of the book: http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/pdf/10.2200/S00295ED1V01Y201009MAS008
- Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce, Chapter 6
Week 9: Monday Nov 4th - Invited Speaker: Torsten Suel
- Big Data and Information Retrieval. Invited lecture by Torsten Suel.
Week 10: Monday Nov. 11th - Finding Similar Items, Information Integration, EM and Text Processing
- Similarity: Applications, Measures and Efficiency considerations
- Similarity application: Information integration on the Web:
- Homework presentation and demo
Week 11: Monday Nov 18th- Frequent Itemsets
- Mining of Massive Datasets, Chapter 4
Due November 24th
- Mining association rules between sets of items in large databases. Agrawal et al., SIGMOD 1993. http://delivery.acm.org/10.1145/180000/170072/p207-agrawal.pdf?ip=220.127.116.11&acc=ACTIVE%20SERVICE&CFID=198467341&CFTOKEN=23537886&__acm__=1352747519_b80a516e0f5e294b36dc021f13f55bbb
- Fast algorithms for mining association rules. Agrawal and Srikant, VLDB 1994. https://www.seas.upenn.edu/~jstoy/cis650/papers/Apriori.pdf
- An effective hash-based algorithm for mining association rules. Park et al., SIGMOD 1995. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=223813
Week 12: Monday Nov. 25th - Clustering
- Lecture notes:
Due Dec 1st
- Mining of Massive Datasets, Chapter 7
- See readings for previous class
- Web Mining, by Bing Liu. http://www.cs.uic.edu/~liub/WebMiningBook.html
- Information Retrieval. http://nlp.stanford.edu/IR-book/pdf/irbookprint.pdf
Week 13: Monday Dec. 2nd - Invited lecture by Enrico Bertini
- Introduction to Visual Analytics
The Value of Visualization. IEEE Visualization 2005. Jarke J. van Wijk. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.78.1138
Visualization Analysis and Design: Principles, Methods, and Practice. Tamara Munzner (Book Draft 2 from Sep. 2012). http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~tmm/courses/533-11/book/vispmp-draft.pdf
Week 14: Monday Dec. 9th - - Graph Algorithms
- 1998 PageRank Paper
- Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce, Chapter 4 (Inverted Indexing for Text Retrieval) and 5(Graph Algorithms)
- Mining of Massive Datasets, Chapter 5 (Link Analysis)
- Pregel: A System for Large-Scale Graph Processing. Google. 
Week 15 Monday Dec. 16th - Final Exam
Juliana Freire and Claudio Silva. In Computing in Science and Engineering 14(4): 18-25, 2012.
Juliana Freire, David Koop, Emanuele Santos, and Claudio T. Silva. In IEEE Computing in Science & Engineering, 2008.