Advancing Big Data Best Practices

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The Enterprise Big Data Framework Alliance (EBDFA) is an independent body of knowledge for the development and advancement of Big Data best practices. The Enterprise Big Data Framework Alliance aims to inspire, promote, and develop excellence in Big Data practices and applications across the globe, leading to outstanding business value through data analysis, machine learning, and Big Data for every individual member of the community.

The Enterprise Big Data Framework education and certification scheme is a vendor-neutral program that strives to lay the groundwork for professionals in the Big Data industry. The curriculum has been developed to provide in-demand role-based qualifications and to set a global standard for excellence in Big Data and Data Science.


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Data can be used to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Data-driven decisions lead to better decisions and unearth a wealth of possibilities. In order to achieve this mission, we need knowledge about Big Data. The Enterprise Big Data Framework Alliance is on a mission to develop and educate the world in Big Data Best Practices.



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The Enterprise Big Data Framework

The Enterprise Big Data Framework is a structured approach that considers six core capabilities that enterprises need to consider to obtain long-lasting value from Big Data. Rooted in the scientific domain, the Enterprise Big Data Framework provides fundamental knowledge and insights into the core components of Big Data. The topics of the framework range from the technical components of setting up a Big Data architecture to the soft skills required to set up a Big Data center of excellence. By taking a capabilities approach, enterprises can grow their competencies over time, firmly embedding the practice of Big Data into the enterprise.


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The EBDFA Certification Program

The Enterprise Big Data Framework education and certification scheme is a vendor-neutral program dedicated to best practices in enterprise analytics, machine learning and big data. The program consists of five certifications for different specializations, and discusses fundamental knowledge, concepts and techniques of big data environments.

The comprehensive curriculum enables professionals to obtain real-world proficiency in Big Data standards and its ability to disrupt the world.

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The Big Data Framework has partnered with APMG International in order to demonstrate our capabilities as an unmatched educational institute in Big Data. APMG International is a leading global organization providing accreditation in accordance with the highest quality standards. Successfully going through the APMG assessment process is a testament to our commitment to providing quality training services as an Accredited Training Partner.


The Enterprise Big Data Framework establishes critical capabilities that Enterprise organizations need to become data driven.

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