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This workshop is designed to immerse attendees in the multifaceted world of Big Data. We kick off with a detailed definition for Big Data, then explore the foundational Three V's of Big Data - Volume, Velocity, and Variety. Participants will be exposed to real-life use cases and applications where Big Data shines brightly, transporting the subject from theory to practice. As we delve deeper, the course will illuminate the strategic ‘split-apply-combine’ paradigm utilized in tackling complex Big Data scenarios. Shifting gears to the technical arena, attendees will gain an understanding of Spark workings, optimization techniques, and imperative methods for data storage and processing.