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Big Prospects for Big Data

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Big data has been a favourite and popular buzzword in the tech industry for the past few years and will continue this way as the amount of data keeps growing every day. Big Data has made huge impact on various organizations across varied industries. Let’s take a look at Gartner’s predictions on Big Data.

Gartner’s Big Data Predictions:

On Job Openings:

According to Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Garnet, 4.4 million IT jobs would be created to by 2015 to support Big Data, generating almost 1.9 million IT jobs in U.S alone. This creation of Big Data IT jobs consequently results in further employment opportunities outside the IT sector. For every Big Data role in the U.S, there will be 3 more job opportunities for people apart from the IT sector.

On Skill Gap:

Big Data Skill Gap

Peter Sondergaard states that in spite of having a huge demand for people with Big Data skills. According to him, almost two third of the IT jobs will not be filled due to lack of talent. He insists that IT leaders need to urgently focus on how their organization develops and attracts the skills required. The need to implement Big Data in organization and the resulting need for Big Data professionals is imperative as Big Data is the future.

For CIO:

Peter Sondergaard also had few pointers for CIO regarding Big Data. He said, “Big data is about looking ahead, beyond what everybody else sees……..You need to understand how to deal with hybrid data, meaning the combination of structured and unstructured data, and how you shine a light on ‘dark data.’ Dark data is the data being collected, but going unused despite its value. Leading organizations of the future will be distinguished by the quality of their predictive algorithms. This is the CIO challenge, and opportunity.”

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On Big Data Implementation:

Gartner also predicts that by 2016, 25 % of large global enterprises will have implemented Big Data analytics for security or fraud detection use case. This is 8% increase from the percentage implemented today.

By 2015, 20% of Global 1000 companies would have established a strategic focus on information infrastructure.

Shortfalls without Big Data:

  • In Gartner’s BI Summit Stats 2013, 75% of the current data warehouses will not be able to meet the demands of velocity and complexity aspects of the data.
  • 86% of organizations won’t be able to deliver the right information in the right time.
  • On an average only 43% of the business potential of organization are being realized.
  • Only 13% of the organizations are using predictive.

As far the shortcomings go, Gartner suggests that implementation of Big Data and utilization of properly skilled Big Data professionals can improve efficiency and thereby expand the business. In short, there are big prospects for Big Data and the forecast for it look sunny. Discover the secrets to harnessing big data for business success in our expert-led Big Data Hadoop Course.

  • Harsh says:


    I have been working in software development for almost 6.5 years.The technologies that i have mainly worked includes .NET windows forms, SQL, and C++. I want to switch my career towards Big Data and Hadoop. Since the pre requisite is Java and Linux, will i be able to cope with the subject matter ? And what are the job prospects once the course is completed?
    Please suggest. I am planning to take May weekend course.

  • Shruthi Podduturi says:


    I have 3 yrs of experience in Core Java, J2EE in conjunction with RDBMS, SQL/PLSQL. Consistently looking for a possible career switch in product development companies or latest technologies like Big Data/Cloud. Can someone help me advice the possible roles/career paths/technologies i could lookinto which helps me leverage my java experience and skills?


    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hello Shruthi, three years of experience in Core Java, J3EE and related technologies is good enough for you to switch to Big Data & Hadoop. Since you already know Java it will be really easy for you to grasp various concepts in Hadoop. Professionals with experience like you are updating themselves with Hadoop for better career opportunities. The Hadoop certification program provides you the hands-on experience that is essential. For more information regarding Big Data and Hadoop, please visit this link You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail or write to us at

  • Praveen j.m says:

    I’m 2013 passed out in B.E c.s, I’m interested to learn and make career in Hadoop, but I have lack of knowledge in programming languages. Is it possible for me to learn Hadoop? as I’m fresher, how many days will it take to master it, and for which designation you training for? after your training will i get the job immediately?
    pls reply

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Praveen,
      The prerequisite for learning Hadoop is knowledge in Core Java. Since you have no prior knowledge in Java, you can utilize the complementary course ‘Comprehensive Java’ that comes along with ‘Big Data and Hadoop’ course. This will help you understand MapReduce concepts in Hadoop.
      To answer your next question, ‘Big Data and Hadoop’ course is designed to help you become a successful Hadoop Developer. You can choose to go for 15 days or 5 weeks duration. Answering your question regarding the job; The Edureka certification is provided only after succesful completion of
      project and assignments. These project and assignments gives you a
      hands-on experience and mentioning them in your resume will definitely get you noticed by the recruiters. Please visit this link for more information: You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • abhishek dharga says:

    I am from Cognos background can u tell me which tool I should learn from Big data technology stack…

  • Pubesh Sonaimuthu says:

    Hi Team,
    Iam currenly working in Datastage 8.7/Teradata Support project, which module will be best for me..hadoop or big data or to choose which is best for me and iam worst and hate coding any programming language… please give me a suggestion

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Pubesh,considering your current profile I would suggest you to go for Hadoop as it is inclined with your profile. The only prerequisite for learning Hadoop is knowledge in Core Java. We also provide a complementary course ‘Comprehensive Java’ along with ‘Big Data and Hadoop’ course. This will help you to grasp mapreduce concepts quickly. As far as job is concerned there are other choices that doesn’t involve coding, like Pig, Hive and HBase. Hope we have clarified your doubts. Do call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 or visit this link for any further clarifications

    • Pubesh Sonaimuthu says:

      Thanks for ur reply..I am thinking about hadoop administration… Let me know ur thoughts on this…

  • sandeep says:


    I’m working for marketing team as business analyst and my education background is computers. I am planning to lean this course. How will be my career prospects?

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Sandeep, considering your job profile I would recommend you to go for ‘Business Analytics with R’ course as it is more inclined to your profile. For more details about this course, you can go through this link: In case of any clarification needed you can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004

  • vijay reddy says:

    hi, Sir

    i,am working in small software company from fast one year and i have knowledge on html,css,php,and java .my problem is initially iwant to become a ui developer&designer.lot of issue’s in my company but i,m still working.few days back my friend suggesion to me you better to go hadoop technology side you will get best carrier pls suggest to me about this technology …..opportunities….and how IT,S use to me .

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Vijay, lot of professionals from Software background are taking up Hadoop. The great thing about shifting from Software to Hadoop is that none of your previous experience will become obsolete. In Hadoop you will be learning how to debug MapReduce codes, to check whether Pig/Hive query are meeting the specs or not.
      Vijay, as far as career opportunities goes, Big data and Hadoop has been a favorite and popular buzzword in the tech industry for the past few years and will continue this way as the amount of data keeps growing every day. So there are no doubts about growing demand for professionals skilled in Hadoop. If you have more clarifications, please feel free to call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • praneeth says:


    I am currently working on Mainframe technology.I wanted to move into Big data and Hadoop platform. Will that be good..?

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Dear Praneerh, currently Hadoop is relatively new in the market and there are lot of job opportunities. So, you can opt for Big Data and Hadoop course. There are lot of professional from Mainframe background shifting their base to Hadoop. With mainframe knowledge as the base, your attempt to learn Hadoop will make you more efficient and sound to deal with different and changing technologies. For more information on moving from Mainframe to Hadoop, please refer to the following link:
      You can find course information at You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • Venkat says:


    I’m currently in HYPERION (Oracle’s EPM) field as Hyperion Infrastructure Administrator, Which hadoop module is best suitable for me the most (I hate coding)

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Venkat, a lot of professionals from admin background prefer taking Hadoop Administration course. It is like a natural progression. Do not worry, there is no pre-requisite of any programming language, however exposure to basic Linux fundamental commands will be beneficial. Please visit this link for more information: You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • Manoj Powar says:

    Which would be the ideal tools to study, there is talk of SAS,.HADOOP, COGNOS etc. and is it ok if one studies open ware and if yes which are the important ones

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Manoj,
      All the technologies you had suggested are very interesting. It would be better if we could have more details about your professional background. You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss about this in detail.

      • majid says:

        Do u also conduct in class training………?

        • EdurekaSupport says:

          Hi Majid,
          Edureka conducts an Instructor-Led online sessions, which are live and interactive. We don’t conduct any physical classroom session. You can have a look at our sample class recording here: This will give you a good idea as to how the classes are conducted. You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 for further clarifications.

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Big Prospects for Big Data