If you’ve read any job trend reports lately, it’s hard to miss the growth in Big Data jobs and that associated technical and analytical skills are in demand. Employers are looking for new hires with Hadoop-related skills — which includes everything from cluster administration to data analysis — but because it’s so new, it’s rare to find someone with more than 1-2 years experience outside of the Bay Area. What this amounts to is a great opportunity for anyone looking to grow their role, experience, and/or salary. Best of all, because this ecosphere is based on open-source technology, these skills are largely obtainable by anyone with a passion for learning and access to a computer.
To help go-getters get up to speed, I’ve just launched a new page on this blog: Free Hadoop Resources. This is very beginnings of a list I’m compiling of great, free resources for learning Hadoop fundamentals, Hive, Pig, and Spark.
If I missed a great resource, please let me know and I’ll get it added. 🙂