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Educational Services

The education you need to master Aster Data's nCluster software is never far away. Aster Data offers regularly scheduled training courses to bring new users and partners up-to-speed and to help power users and veterans get the most value out of their data.

Courses are offered monthly at Aster Data headquarters in San Carlos, CA, and can be scheduled on-site at customer offices or in other locations. For more information, please contact Aster Data Educational Services.

Courses

Architecture and Migration introduces you to data warehousing concepts as they apply to Aster Data's nCluster.
Database Administration provides a thorough overview of the administrative tasks required to manage your Aster Data nCluster data warehouse.
Operations and Administration provides a complete overview of the tasks required to administer your Aster Data nCluster environment from the perspective of the systems administrator.
SQL-MapReduce for Advanced Analytics is intended for business analysts and developers who will be creating SQL-MapReduce functions.
nCluster SQL Training is intended for individuals who have limited knowledge of SQL or want to refresh their SQL skills.

Schedule

The current schedule for training courses at Aster Data headquarters:

2010

  • Feb. 8-12
  • March 15-19
  • April 12-16

Detailed Descriptions

More details on each course are included below, as well as the duration and any prerequisites.

Architecture and Migration
The nCluster Architecture and Migration class introduces you to data warehousing concepts as they apply to Aster Data's nCluster. You will learn how Aster Data implements the MPP environment, as well as the components and functionality of nCluster. Through this course, you will become familiar with the hardware requirements to implement nCluster and the nCluster ecosystem. You will also learn data warehouse terminology and nCluster-specific terminology. The tasks related to migrating to nCluster are discussed.
Duration: 1 day
Prerequisites: None

Database Administration
This course provides a thorough overview of the administrative tasks required to manage an Aster Data nCluster data warehouse. It includes a review of the relational model and how to optimize the logical-to-physical design for implementation on nCluster. You will learn how to create and manage all database objects including databases, schemas, tables, users, in-database applications, and access rights. You will also learn the fundamentals of Aster Data's Dynamic Workload Management. You will be introduced to the Aster Management Console and other database management utilities used when managing the system, including LINUX utilities such as top, iostat, and vmstat.

This course is taught through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs where you will put into practice the skills you learn in a controlled environment.
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisites: Architecture and Migration course; nCluster SQL course or 2 years SQL experience; Familiarity with LINUX or UNIX operating systems

Operations and Administration
This course provides a complete overview of the tasks required to administer an nCluster environment from the perspective of the systems administrator. The skills that you will learn include installing and upgrading nCluster software, troubleshooting nCluster, and monitoring nCluster at the operating system level. You will become even more familiar with the Aster Management Console and other system utilities.

This course is taught through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs where you will put into practice the skills you learn in a controlled environment.
Duration: 1 days
Prerequisites: Architecture and Migration course; nCluster SQL course or 2 years SQL Experience; nCluster Database Administration or 2 years administering an MPP system; Experience with LINUX or UNIX operating systems

SQL-MapReduce for Advanced Analytics
This course is intended for developers who will be creating SQL-MapReduce functions. The primary language for this class will be Java. You will learn the role of MapReduce functionality and how to implement that functionality at a row or partition level using Aster Data's patent-pending SQL-MapReduce. You will become familiar with the nPath and Stream functions provided by Aster Data.

This course is taught through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs where you will put into practice the skills you learn in a controlled environment.
Duration: 1 day
Prerequisites: Architecture and Migration course; Working knowledge of the Java scripting language; Familiarity with LINUX or UNIX operating system editors

nCluster SQL Training
This course is intended for individuals who have limited knowledge of SQL or want to refresh their SQL skills. The students will be taught ANSI SQL and how it works in the nCluster environment. All basic concepts of writing SQL including nCluster-optimized SQL will be covered in the class.

This course is taught through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs where you will put into practice the skills you learn in a controlled environment.
Duration: 1 day
Prerequisites: Architecture and Migration course; Familiarity with LINUX or UNIX operating system editors

Additional Details

These courses can be customized to fit your needs. There may be additional courses available that are not yet listed. If there are other courses you'd like to see, or regions or companies you would like Aster Data Educational Services to visit, please let us know by emailing Aster Data Educational Services.

  • Courses are offered to individuals and companies.
    • Enrollment fees are typically on a per-student basis
    • Custom and private offerings are available. Please inquire.
  • Other offerings may be available.
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