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Big Data with Hadoop: Tackling the Technology Mammoth


January 22, 2016 | Big Data

Big Data is indeed the mammoth in the world of technology. Enormous chunks of complex data are being analyzed with the help of Hadoop, an open-source framework developed by Apache to manage Big Data. Let us look at some eye-opening figures and statistics. We are creating information, as much as we did from the beginning of time till 2003, every two days now. Another statistic that would leave you stunned is the velocity with which the data is expanding.

More than 90% of the data that exists has been created between 2012 and today. At this pace, the total amount of data is predicted to reach a gigantic figure of 44 Zettabytes (1ZB = One Billion TB). The industry and business world isn’t untouched by this change either. Every 1.2 years, the data captured and stored by the industries get twice in size.

This enormity of data is growing consistently and at a faster pace than ever. This scenario has raised the demand for professionals skilled in Big Data and Hadoop platforms. A Big Data Hadoop Developer is one of the most sought-after professionals by the businesses these days. Not only has the immenseness of data penetrated into the industry but it is also touching people at the household levels.

We send 204 million emails per minute; Facebook generates more than 2 million likes in the same duration. Also, 278 thousand tweets are created and 200,000 photographs are uploaded on Facebook every minute. Basis these and several other data, it is predicted that by the year 2020, there will be 5200 GB data per person across the globe.

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Having spoken about how the Big Data explosion is happening all around, let us now look at the picture from the business and industry perspective. Data suggests that there was close to a 90% increase in the demand for Data Analysts having an expertise in Big Data in 2014. This figure was 85.4% for Computer and Information Research Scientists and 96.9% for Python programmers in Big Data related positions.

Statistics also show that by the end of 2014, there was a 123.6% hike in the demand for IT Project Managers having Big Data skills. Industries like Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, IT, Manufacturing, Retail Trade, and Sustainability are the top pullers of Big Data experts. Here is a pie graph showing the industry-wide demand for Big Data experts (Source: Forbes)

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With median salaries crossing the 100,000 USD mark in the last two years, Big Data jobs have become one of the best paying career options of our times. The leaders from the world of Information Technology are craving for professionals with Big Data expertise. This demand is only going to increase in the future. Just to put things in perspective the data below from December 2014 shows the top ten employers in the field of Big Data and also the increase in the number of jobs created during that year (Source: Forbes)

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Recognizing this trend, we, at Cognixia, have specially designed courses for professionals who wish to make it in the field of Big Data. Our Big Data Hadoop Developer course curriculum is such that it takes the trainee through the entire ecosystem of this technology. With thorough course materials and industry experienced trainers, we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to shape the careers of our students.

These courses are designed in such a manner that they cater to the need of a student as well as an experienced professional. If you have an interest in the field of analytics and the concepts of Big Data and Hadoop fascinate you, then you should opt for one such training. The time couldn’t be better to take the first step in this direction. For further information, contact us

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