University of Calgary

DATA 604 - Working with Data at Scale - Fall 2022

Explores the progression of data storage and processing, beginning with small, simple files and continuing to big, cloud-based databases. Data representation and simple file structures. An introduction to core database concepts with a variety of underlying data models, with a practical introduction to both SQL and NoSQL systems. Parallel and distributed storage and processing, including an introduction to cloud computing. Practical implications of storing and manipulating data at scale, with emphasis on ethics, privacy, and security.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Data Science 601 and admission to the Graduate Certificate in Fundamental Data Science and Analytics or the Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Analytics, or the Master of Data Science and Analytics.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2023.
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