Why should we learn Hadoop, R and Python? Part I

As the Big Data Analytics domain continues to acquire greater prominence at SaaS (Software as a Service) companies, the rush to break into Big Data has reached unprecedented levels. With plenty of job opportunities and considerably high pay benefits, Big Data Analytics is a safe bet for any professional looking for a high-paying career that is also fulfilling. And you just can’t go wrong with a Data Science certification


If you are planning to make it in the Big Data field, you can’t afford to skimp on Hadoop. Here are the most important reasons why you should begin learning this framework, if you haven’t already.

Hadoop is powerful and open-sourceAvailable as an open-source software framework, Hadoop is easily able to store and process huge amounts of data. Its sheer horsepower and capability has many impressed. Forrester has this to say about Hadoop – “It’s become a must-have for large enterprises, forming the cornerstone of any flexible future data platforms needed in the age of the customer”.

Hadoop is well-suited for marketingHadoop can make that big difference to organizations by aiding them in their marketing needs. This it does with retail analysis – finding more about customer behavior patterns on the web, providing personalized recommendations, aiding personalized targeting, and more.

Hadoop is one of the fastest growing techs out thereHadoop and NoSQL are identified as the fastest growing technologies in the data market by Wikibon, a Technology Research Organization. All the more reason for you to learn Hadoop –unless you want to get left behind in the dust by your peers, that is!

Another report from Markets and Markets Research states that the Hadoop and Big Data Analytics market will reach $13.9 billion by 2017.

Hadoop opens up tremendous opportunities in a wide range of rolesFinding implementation in diverse industries, Hadoop professionals can find work in a wide range of roles such as Hadoop Architect, Hadoop Developer, Data Scientist, and Hadoop Administrator. In addition, implementing this technology is possible only when the professional has a deep-rooted understanding of the framework.
Hadoop pays wellHadoop is among the most sought-after skills in the Big Data market, and certified Hadoop developers can expect to take home fat paychecks. Organizations are willing to pay a premium and invest in Hadoop-skilled professionals as long as the right talent is available.

Hadoop has a healthy future aheadFor any professional seeking to grow big in the Big Data domain, this skill is a must-learn at some point of their career. The Big Data market is growing exponentially and Hadoop as a framework is not going to disappear anytime.

Hadoop is finding increasing adoption at global MNCsTop companies like Dell, Amazon Web Services, IBM, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, eBay, Oracle are betting big on the implementation of this framework

Please click here to read Part II.


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