Big Data, Hadoop

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Jobs – Big data and Analytics

A search on Naukri with key words Hadoop + analytics / Big data + analytics gave me some interesting insights into the type of jobs that are currently floating in the Indian market.

My take-away is as follows :-

1. Job Description: – this is very brief . Eg:-

2. Competency Required :- contains terms of technology understanding , logical thinking and ability to solve unstructured problems

3. Desirable Skill Sets :-

4. Pay – Best in the industry – often 1.5 times that in pure play analytics or Hadoop

5. Experience – 4+ years’

6. Employer – Top MNC

Terms that crop up include

So what is big data analytics? As a domain, it is very new and encompasses ETL, data visualisation and Statistical analytics on ‘big data’. Big data is data which is larger than ‘normal’, contains structured and unstructured elements (tables, videos, images, text) and is coming in at a very high rate (internet, sensors, ERP data on transactions etc.).

What would a company need in a Big Data Analytics expert? A confident, tech friendly, ‘early adopter’ who is willing to look at amalgamating understanding on big data with skills from analytics. This person will have the opportunity to emerge as a SME (subject matter expert) who will guide a team of Hadoop engineers and Data Analysts to create value from the data that is available to the company.

For such a candidate, remuneration is no bar and the industry is willing to pay handsomely.

Some data types are particularly ripe for analysis, such as:

(Refer –


 Source: IDC’s Digital Universe Study, sponsored by EMC, December 2012

The largest chunks of big data are available in USA , Western Europe .

Source: IDC’s Digital Universe Study, sponsored by EMC, December 2012

India will emerge as a low cost and high skill destination for big data management and storage. The boom in jobs in Big Data Analytics is just around the corner.

For all of you out there who are making the shift to this new world of big data analytics – bon voyage !!

From 2002 onwards, Subhashini has a decade of experience across roles in Analytics in Retail Finance and Banking. These roles have been across Risk Management , Collections strategy , Fraud Control and Marketing in  GE Money, Standard Chartered Bank, Tata Motors Finance and Citi GDM . Her area of interest is the integration of results / outputs of Analytics with Business Decisions – Tactics and strategy.

She is currently active in the Analytics Training and Consulting arena.

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