NIIT Launches Futuristic Program in Data Analytics – ‘Big Data with Hadoop’

NIIT Launches Futuristic Program in Data Analytics - 'Big Data with Hadoop'

NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, has launched Big Data with Hadoop – a futuristic program in data analytics under the DigiNxt Series, designed to optimize data usage and leading to better decision making.

Big Data is a collection of large and complex data set. On the other hand, Hadoop is a powerful data management tool that consolidates structured, unstructured or semi structured data, stores information inexpensively and reliably, performs sophisticated and detailed processing and analysis of data at rapid speed.

A recent survey by Gartner on Big Data skills gap revealed that about 2/3rd of Big Data skill requirements remains unfilled and only 1/3 are met. In fact, experts estimate a shortage of 200,000 data analysts in India by 2018. This demand and supply gap has widened the Big Data and Hadoop job market, creating a surging demand for Big Data skills like Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL etc. It is estimated that by 2017-2018, India alone will be a major shareholder of the overall Big Data analytics market worth $2.3 billion. Major industries driving demand for analytics talent in India are – e-Commerce & Retail, Insurance, Finance, Manufacturing and IT, with e-Commerce being the highest paymaster for Hadoop salaries in India.

Professional Diploma in Digital Transformation – Big Data with Hadoop will enable learners to understand Hadoop ecosystem, write MapReduce programs, identify common MapReduce algorithms, implement MapReduce design patterns, use Hive & Pig to analyze large datasets, integrate Hadoop into Enterprise workflow using Oozie and manage Hadoop ecosystem using Zookeeper. The 14-week cutting-edge program will use student-centred pedagogy of project-based learning to help them carve successful career in data analytics in the emerging digital era.

Graduates and undergraduates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with more than 60% score in their 10th and 12th can opt for this program. On successful completion of the program students will be offered placement assistance by NIIT.

NIIT has recently ventured into Digital Transformation to offer programs aligned to the manpower requirements of the emerging digital economy. Through this significant move NIIT aims to totally re-align the Skills and Career Group to the changing future-skill-sets requirement of the industry and emerge as a leader in the Digital Learning space.

Speaking on the occasion Prakash Menon, President (Global Skills & Careers Group), NIIT Ltd, said, “With our keen understanding of the changing requirement of the industry we are now focusing on the Digital Transformation needs to create a talent pool armed with futuristic skill-sets. Towards this we have launched a cutting-edge program under the DigiNxt series – Big data with Hadoop.”

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