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Managing Big Data with MySQL, Duke University

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About this Course

This course is an introduction to how to use relational databases in business analysis. You will learn how relational databases work, and how to use entity-relationship diagrams to display the structure of the data held within them. This knowledge will help you understand how data needs to be collected in business contexts, and help you identify features you want to consider if you are involved in implementing new data collection efforts. You will also learn how to execute the most useful query and table aggregation statements for business analysts, and practice using them with real databases. No more waiting 48 hours for someone else in the company to provide data to you – you will be able to get the data by yourself! By the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding of how relational databases work, and have a portfolio of queries you can show potential employers. Businesses are collecting increasing amounts of information with the hope that data will yield novel insights into how to improve businesses. Analysts that understand how to access this data – this means you! – will have a strong competitive advantage in this data-smitten business world....

Top reviews


Nov 06, 2016

It was an Awesome course. Really enjoyed doing all the exercises. Now I feel quite confident to write any queries.\n\nSpecial Thanks to Professor Jana Schaich Borg for teaching so wonderfully!!!!!


Feb 01, 2016

Great course! It takes you from zero knowledge of SQL to being able to write quite complicated queries, and being ready for most of standard SQL questions in job interviews. Strongly recommended!

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By Wa Sin Tsang

Feb 17, 2019

very good and practical course

By Ricardo Cabrita

Feb 10, 2019

Great to start with SQL.

Only missing the insert part!

By Zifan Xu

Feb 06, 2019

Help me review my sql skills.

By SaiAkhil

Feb 06, 2019

Very Nice to Learn

By Petko Stoyanov

Feb 04, 2019

Awesome and useful course for SQL beginners!

By Manish Halder

Feb 03, 2019

excellent course for big data and playing with real data//……..

By Nikhil Annaldasula

Jan 27, 2019

Liked this course. Thank you dognition and dillards

By Willians Bernardino do Amaral

Jan 23, 2019

Jana is an extraordinary teacher making all efforts to provide insightfull classes and exercises, I strongly recomend this course if you really want to dig in SQL. Worth every class! Thank you!

By Adeyemi Arigbede

Jan 23, 2019



Jan 09, 2019

I legitimately believe this is the best source for Data/Business Analysts who would like to learn how to use SQL for analyzing datasets. They take you through the step by step process of learning everything and also provide a lot of material (weekly quizzes and exercises) to review and truly test your understanding of what you've learnt. This course takes quite a lot of time which is great because it means that if you get through it you will have learnt a lot!