Pig For Wrangling Big Data

Extract, Transform and Load data using Pig to harness the power of Hadoop

Course Description
Pig works with unstructured data. It has many operations which are very SQL-like but Pig can perform these operations on data sets which have no fixed schema. Pig is great at wrestling data into a form which is clean and can be stored in a data warehouse for reporting and analysis.
Pig allows you to transform data in a way that makes is structured, predictable and useful, ready for consumption.

Learning Outcomes

Work with unstructured data to extract information, transform it and store it in a usable form
Write intermediate level Pig scripts to munge data
Optimize Pig operations which work on large data sets


A basic understanding of SQL and working with data
A basic understanding of the Hadoop eco-system and MapReduce tasks

Who is this course intended for?

Analysts who want to wrangle large, unstructured data into shape
Engineers who want to parse and extract useful information from large datasets

Your Instructor

Loonycorn is us, Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan. Between us, we have studied at Stanford, been admitted to IIM Ahmedabad and have spent years working in tech, in the Bay Area, New York, Singapore and Bangalore.

Janani: 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore); Studied at Stanford; also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft

Vitthal: Also Google (Singapore) and studied at Stanford; Flipkart, Credit Suisse and INSEAD too

We think we might have hit upon a neat way of teaching complicated tech courses in a funny, practical, engaging way, which is why we are so excited to be here on Learnsector!

We hope you will try our offerings, and think you'll like them :-)

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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