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Big Data Management

This unit will teach you to overcome issues in big data collection that arise in business contexts. You’ll learn to manage storage, architecture, cloud-based data, data life cycle and data quality.

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: INF20016

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit covers the management perspective of contemporary data management (particularly big data) issues in an organisational/ business context. Students will be introduced to issues that arise when data is gathered from multiple sources in various formats for many diverse purposes, as well as the relevant managerial, organisational, governance and Information Technology (IT) strategy issues.


  • Contemporary issues in Data management
  • Big Data, structured (records) vs unstructured (free-text) (may use open data, web crawler/scraping, SM feeds), Data Warehouse, Data Mart
  • DB Storage, Cloud Storage, Master Data Management etc.
  • Enterprise data life cycle, data governance
  • Infrastructure and Architecture
  • Data quality, relevance, data relationships (and/or relationships between datasets), value of data
  • Cloud-based Data/Database service providers & models (i.e., IaaS)
  • Sourcing & acquisitions of services, SLAs
  • ‘Other issues’: legal, ethical, security.

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