The Assignment 1 Specification and Marking Criteria
Research Report on Big Data Ecosystem
Big data are created by business transactions and social events. Big data support not only daily
business operations but also smart decisions, such as predicting business trends, deepening
customer engagement or optimising operations. Nowadays big data computing has become the
most important part of enterprise computing because the big data computing infrastructure
supports the sustainable development of enterprises. In this assignment, you are to write a research
report to critically review the big data ecosystem. To complete this report, you need to have a good
understanding of the listed issues in this specification and are expected to do personal research.
The report is to be structured as a formal academic report and the sections must be titled and
numbered. Your work must be appropriately referenced by using Harvard (author-date) referencing
style. You are not required to provide an Executive Summary for the report. An Exemplar for Writing
a Simple Academic Technical Report is available on the unit website; you should read it before
writing your report. The length of the report should be about 1,300 (±10% is allowed without
penalty) words. The length of the report will incur 1 mark penalty for each 10% after the first 10%
more or less.
This assignment is individual work. The content similarity is to be checked for plagiarism.
In your report, you must address the following issues of the big data ecosystem.
Section 1: Introduction
In this section, the student’s report is to introduce big data and challenges to the traditional data
processing technologies, and big data ecosystems. The layout or the reading map of this report
should be described in this section as well.
Section 2: Big Data
In this section, the student’s report is to describe the four Vs properties of big data, and the
student’s report is to describe the goal and features of big data processing.
Section 3: Big Data Ecosystem
In this section, the student’s report is to describe the infrastructure (core) of the Hadoop big data
ecosystem. After that, the student’s report is to describe some supplementary or supporting systems
to the Hadoop infrastructure. That is,
1. One of the distributed coordination systems of the Hadoop ecosystem.
2. One of the data collection/aggregating systems of the Hadoop ecosystem.
3. One of the data storage systems of the Hadoop ecosystem.
4. One of the data processing/analytics systems of the Hadoop ecosystem.
Section 4: Conclusion
In this section, the student’s report is to conclude/summarise the goal and constraints of big data
processing and the key issues of using the ecosystem for big data processing.
The assignment must be submitted as a single Microsoft Word document. You must submit your
assignment via the unit website. Any hardcopy or email submission will not be accepted. After the
marked assignments are returned, any late submissions will not be accepted.
|Part 1: Introduction||2|
|1. Introduction to big data and challenges to
traditional data processing technologies;
introduction to big data ecosystems
|2. Description of report structure||1|
|Part 2: Big Data||3|
|1. Description of the four Vs properties of big data||2|
|2. The goal and features of big data processing||1|
|Part 3: Big Data Ecosystem||11|
|1. The infrastructure (core) of the Hadoop ecosystem||3|
|2. Description of one of Hadoop distributed
|3. Description of one of Hadoop data collection
|4. Description of one of Hadoop data storage systems||2|
|5. Description of one of Hadoop data
|Part 4: Conclusion||2|
|1. Short summary of the goal and constraints of big
|2. Short summary of the key issues of using the
ecosystem for big data processing
|Correct referencing and intext citation||2|
|Sub Total for Assignment 1||20|
|Late Penalty||-1 (5%) each
(either full or part)
|Length Penalty||-1 for each 10%
more or less than
the word limit
|Plagiarism Related Penalty|
|Total for Assignment 1|