Big Data is the term for a collection of datasets so large and complex that they become difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis, and visualization. This introductory course will begin discussions on defining, understanding and using data. The succeeding modules will discuss the facts, capabilities and benefits of Big Data; the 3V’s of Big Data and Big Data Analytics. It will also present implementing data, Big Data Management and Big Data in the real world.