The concept of "big data" is receiving a huge amount of attention. IBM has estimated 90 per cent of the world's data has been created in the past two years, and this trend is accelerating.
There is no denying that we are acquiring large amounts of data already. It is estimated about 2.2 terabytes of data a day. The challenge is however, what we do with this massive amount of data. Recently, technology advancements are enabling more and more organizations to make the most of big data and big data analytics. The hopeful vision for big data is that organizations will be able to utilize relevant data and use it to help make important business decisions.
Big data is more than simply a matter of size; it is an opportunity to find insights in new and emerging types of data and content, to make your business more agile, and to answer questions that were previously considered beyond your reach. It is therefore no surprise that the importance of analytic tools to manage the large information sets are becoming vital but also the need to have skilled personnel to perform that important task.
Gartner predicts that 4.4-million IT jobs globally will be created to support big data by 2015.
According to market watchers companies are, and will continue to be, looking for employees with a complex set of skills to tap big data's promise of competitive advantage.
A recent Wired report by Brian Gentile suggested that two vital IT roles have emerged from the big data phenomenon: data scientists and data explorers. These employees are critical for their data mining, information management, and modelling skills.
Although many local businesses are still coming to terms with the concept — to understand what it is all about and how it will benefit them. It is clear that big data is not going away anytime soon, placing greater emphasis on how organizations and personnel manage and extract value from this information. More businesses are realizing that big data is more than just velocity and volume. The IT trend offers firms value when analysed properly.
According to an Computerworld article the skills most often mentioned in connection with big data jobs, include math, statistics, data analysis, business analytics and even natural language processing. It seems that as companies search for talent, they are looking more towards application developers and software engineers than to IT operations.
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