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Big Prospects for Big Data

Last updated on Jul 04,2019 7.1K Views

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.”

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.

  • deepan saha says:

    hi,i am a fresher and i know java and i am thinking of taking courses on big data and hadoop seeing the market will it be a good move.

  • mahammad says:

    Hi, I have 2 yr experience in .Net, can i switch to hadoop, what about openings for it and salary range.

  • Manoj Prabhat says:


    I have 3 year experience in php development (Zend framework), and i have little bit knowledge of core java. I want to start my career in hadoop, is it helpful for my career or not, I am little bit confuse because i haven’t strong knowledge of java.

    please guide me!!!

  • sameer khan says:

    I ,m currently working on Linux, aix, and storage (SAN,TSM) admine .please tell me what i will do for learn hadoop (i hate programing ).

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Sameer,
      Thank you for reaching out to us.
      Professionals from various backgrounds are taking up Hadoop as it is one of the in-demand skill. The prerequisite for learning Hadoop Administration is basic knowledge of Linux, as Hadoop runs on Linux. Since you are already aware of Linux, learning Hadoop Administration should be fairly easy for you. You can check out this link for more details about the course: .
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  • Sandeep Bhagat says:

    Edureka Support, I don’t think one admin / Java developer etc can get job by doing just course. Today Industry needs people with experience not just trained.

  • mihir says:

    I am a Business intelligence developer would it be a good choice to move to
    Hadoop developer.I guess i would be considered as a fresher Hadoop developer?
    Also,what would be my chances of getting a job after completing the certification?

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Mihir,
      Thank you for reaching out to us.
      The current job scenario has witnessed several experienced professionals switching to Big Data/Hadoop technologies in order to advance in their careers. Since you have previous experience in BI, you can definitely opt for Edureka’s Big Data and Hadoop course, for which the basic prerequisite is Core Java understanding. Edureka also provides a self-paced course called ‘Java essentials for Hadoop’ which will help you gain the necessary Java knowledge before joining the Hadoop sessions.
      You can go through this link for more information:
      Landing a job post gaining the skills depends entirely on your candidature as well as the job requirements.
      You can get in touch with us for further clarification by contacting our sales team on +91-8880862004 (India) or 1800 275 9730 (US toll free). You can mail us on
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  • noddy says:

    Hi, i have 2 years of experience of core java.. but there is one year gap in my career. I want to start my career again. If i learn hadoop, will it make help me to rejoin IT.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Shilpa,
      Thank you for reaching out to us.
      The current job market is very dynamic and several experienced professionals have shifted to Big Data/Hadoop technologies to move forward in their careers. Since you have previous experience in Java, you can opt for Edureka’s Big Data and Hadoop course, for which the basic prerequisite is Core Java understanding.
      You can view this link for more information:
      You can also get in touch with us for further clarification by contacting our sales team on +91-8880862004 (India) or 1800 275 9730 (US toll free). You can mail us on

  • hari dayal says:

    This is harry, i am currently working in non-technical sector frm last 2yrs ..i am not familiar with any of technologies..but i wanna move my career as something worthful.. i came to know abt hadoop much worth this one??is it possible to get job entry as fresher(of course. for this) into this ???

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Harry, we would like to know more about your professional background to provide you a concise response. Please get back to us with the same and we will be glad to assist you. You can also call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004

      • hari dayal says:

        Sure,Actually i am working as a District Project Coordinator (2 yrs) for
        web based applications in one of the e-governance project implemented
        by central government.conduct training,review the progress,scheduled
        training and support for the government officials regarding the
        applications,trouble shoot issues regarding applications also system
        oriented problems.i want to move my career to next level..

  • MOHIT UPRETI says:


    I m mohit. Currently working in ETL tool abinitio. Have 1 + year experience.
    Could you please suggest me whether I can go for hadoop course.are you providing any practical hand on training. So that after training it’s easy
    to switch other company.


    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Mohit, you can go for Hadoop course. The prerequisite is knowledge in core Java. You can check out this link for more info about this course:

      We would also suggest you to look into ‘Talend for Big Data’ course as it is aligned with your job profile. You can visit this link for more info:

      We at Edureka focus on providing hands-on experience as it is most valuable and strengthens your resume. In case of any clarifications call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004.

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