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How to become a Hadoop Administrator?

Last updated on May 22,2019 28.1K Views

Companies irrespective of their size are adopting Hadoop. As a result, every organization with Hadoop implemented in to their system needs a Hadoop Administrator. Even organizations that haven’t implemented Hadoop yet, need an Administrator as any production cluster larger than 20-30 nodes requires a full time admin. Hence, there is an urgent need for professionals with Hadoop Administration skills.

In this post, we will be discussing the skills required to become a Hadoop Administrator, Who can take up  the Hadoop Administration course and the different job titles synonymous to ‘Hadoop Administrator’.

Skills Required to become a Hadoop Administrator:

The following skills can help you become a Hadoop Administrator:

  • General operational expertise such as good troubleshooting skills, understanding of system’s capacity, bottlenecks, basics of memory, CPU, OS, storage, and networks.
  • Hadoop skills. This is the most essential requirement as they should be able to deploy Hadoop cluster, add and remove nodes, keep track of jobs, monitor critical parts of the cluster, configure name-node high availability, schedule and configure it and take backups.
  • Good knowledge of Linux as Hadoop runs on Linux.
  • Familiarity with open source configuration management and deployment tools such as Puppet or Chef and Linux scripting.
  • Very little Java
  • Master of Unix commands
  • Sound knowledge Unix based File System
  • Knowledge of Networking.

Hadoop Administration Training – Best Way to get the Required Skill

The best way to gain these skills is to enroll for a Hadoop Administration training program. Through this training program you will gain a comprehensive understanding of all the steps necessary to operate and manage Hadoop clusters, from installation and configuration to load balancing and tuning your cluster.

You can Become a Hadoop Administrator Too!!

Hadoop Administration is not restricted to a particular field in IT. An array of professionals such as Java developers, system admins, storage admins, DBAs, Software Architects, Data Warehouse Professionals, IT Managers, Software Developers and students interested in Hadoop cluster administration can benefit from this course.

Pre-Requisites for Taking  Hadoop Administration Course:

  • Prior knowledge of Hadoop is not necessary.
  • Little knowledge on Java, as Hadoop is Java based.
  • Good knowledge of Linux, as Hadoop runs on Linux.
  • Fundamental Linux system administration skills such as Linux scripting (perl / bash).
  • Good troubleshooting skills.
  • Understanding of system’s capacity and bottlenecks.
  •  Basics of memory, CPU, OS, storage and networks

Job Titles similar to ‘Hadoop Administrator’:

Besides the usual ‘Hadoop Administrator’ job title, there are other job title that has the same job responsibilities as a Hadoop administrator. They are as follows:

  • Hadoop Cluster Admin
  • IT Systems Engineer
  • Hadoop Engineer.
  • Hadoop System Admin
  • Data Engineer
  • IT Hadoop Administrator
  • Data Analytics Administrator
  • Cloud Systems Administrator
  • Web Engineer.
  • Hadoop Architect

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Comments
18 Comments
  • Rambabu says:

    I am working on IBM Tivoli storage manager administration and i would like to learn Hadoop administration, for this do i need to learn Haddop development aswell or directly i can go for Hadoop administration

  • George says:

    Well written… The best hadoop administration training course is available in different modes like online, Instructor led training etc. on Mentor-Global which is one of the best professional trainer in technical Courses across the global level.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      WooHoo! Feedback like yours keeps us going forward day after day. Do keep checking back in for more videos and tell us what you think of them.

  • Pradeep says:

    I want to take CCAH certification in another 2 months. But I am new to Big Data Environment. I have worked mostly on Data Warehousing Side for over 6+ Years. Kindly let me know if edureka provides training for CCAH Certification.

  • santosh karnam says:

    I am working as an “Associate IT and Data Analytics”, does this job title suits to Hadoop Administrator? and I dont have any experience in Linux but have knowledge on Servers. Can i switch on to Hadoop Administrator

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Santosh,
      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. You can opt for Edureka’s Hadoop Administration course, for which the basic prerequisite is basic Linux understanding. Edureka also provides a complementary self-paced course called ‘Linux Fundamentals’ which will help you gain the necessary Linux knowledge before joining the Hadoop Admin sessions.
      We would recommend that you 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 sales@edureka.co.

  • Yeshwant Naik says:

    Hi Team,

    I am currently working in a IT company in Pune with 1.2 years experience. My final year project was on Hadoop. We had set up a 25 node cluster. I want to develop my career in Hadoop. Please suggest how to go bout it.
    I have a strong knowledge of HDFS both 1.0 and 2.0 versions and unix shell scipting.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Yeshwant,
      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.
      You can master Hadoop irrespective of your IT background. While basic knowledge of Core Java and SQL might help, it is not a pre-requisite for learning Hadoop.
      You can check out this blog for more information: http://www.edureka.co/blog/do-you-need-java-to-learn-hadoop
      In case you do wish to brush up on your Java knowledge, Edureka also provides a self-paced course called ‘Java essentials for Hadoop’.
      You can go through this link for more information about the course: http://www.edureka.co/big-data-and-hadoop
      We would recommend that you 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 sales@edureka.co.

  • Vignesh says:

    May I know did hadoop administrator course will useful for freshers.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Vignesh,
      Thank you for reaching out to us.
      The current job scenario has witnessed several professionals switching to Big Data/Hadoop technologies in order to advance in their careers. You can opt for Edureka’s Hadoop Administration course, for which the basic prerequisite is basic Linux understanding. Edureka also provides a complementary self-paced course called ‘Linux Fundamentals’ which will help you gain the necessary Linux knowledge before joining the Hadoop Admin sessions.
      You can go through this link for more information: http://www.edureka.co/hadoop-admin
      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 sales@edureka.co.

  • amit says:

    I am in academics for past 10 years. Can I become a Hadoop Administrator and How?

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Amit,
      Thank you for reaching out to us.
      Do you have any experience with Linux technologies? If yes then it will be beneficial for you to opt for Edureka’s Hadoop Administration course, for which the basic prerequisite is Linux knowledge as Hadoop runs on Linux. Edureka also offers a complementary course on “Linux Fundamentals” which will help you gain the necessary Java knowledge before joining the Hadoop sessions.
      You can go through this link for more information: http://www.edureka.co/hadoop-admin
      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 sales@edureka.co.

  • Jatin rai says:

    Good Content Team, Can you please provide difference among two profiles for hadoop :- Hadoop Administrator and Hadoop Developer and which of these is more popular in salary and job requirement.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Jatin,
      Thank you for reaching out to us.
      A Hadoop Administrator is a role that is generally associated with tasks involving in installation and configuration of hadoop clusters, while the Hadoop Developer role is associated with tasks related to keeping installed applications running well. The two roles overlap sometimes but require different skill-set and expertise.
      There is a huge demand for big data and hadoop professionals overall, and several experienced professionals switching to Big Data/Hadoop technologies in order to advance in their careers. Salary prospects depend on several factors including the individual’s profile, background and the immediate job requirements.
      To know more about Edureka’s Big Data Analytics courses, you can check out this link: http://www.edureka.co/search/category/Big+Data+Analytics
      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 also mail us on sales@edureka.co.

  • Rohit says:

    Does Hadoop Administrator need to work rotational shifts(24×7)??

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Rohit, this entirely depends on the company you are working for.

  • Aryadeep says:

    Thanks team,
    It is very helpful blog which gives answers for lots of questions.

    It would be good if you can add something more related to Linux. I’m a non-linux person and want to move my career to hadoop administration side.

    After google search, I found that there are lots of courses like RH124/135/255 etc. Do need to complete one of that or all?

    Do you provide any prerequisite course of linux for hadoop administrator?

    Is there any opensource material which should be go through before making decision to become a hadoop admin?

    Thanks,

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