@iLabAfrica held the Oracle Big Data training facilitated in partnership with Oracle Kenya.
The training focused on Big Data by analysing data generated in different formats. The cohort was trained on how to acquire and organize diverse data, analyze data sources alongside existing data to discover new insights and capitalize on hidden trends.
The cohort comprised of 27 students from 9 universities namely: Strathmore University (SU), United States International University Africa (USIU), Multimedia University (MU), Moi University, University of Nairobi (UoN), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) and Technical University of Kenya (TUK).
The cohort learned various topics including; Introduction to Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Analytics among others.
The cohort enjoyed the practical sessions as the tools were easy to use as the trainers had mastery of content. The hands on interaction sessions with the analytics tools and data storage was praised by the participants. Experience gained using Tableau, Qlik sense and python programs for machine learning was beneficial for practical skill development.
The next training will be held in the first quarter of the year 2018.