With data being produced at a rate of 2.5 quintillion bytes per day, the skills needed to utilize and manage this data are in high demand. Today, we’re discussing ways you can enhance your skill set, as well as sought-after roles for companies working in or adjacent to big data.
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Roles & Ways to Enhance Your Skills
The Business Intelligence sector of big data is expected to top $26 billion this year, with 10% annual growth. Forbes has predicted that the Hadoop market will grow to $99 billion by the year 2022, increasing with a compound annual growth rate of 42%. There’s no time like the present to leverage your technical skills to align with this sought-after sector.
Companies are on the hunt for business intelligence analysts, cloud architects, cloud systems engineers and data scientists with expertise in the big data environment. They need big data architects to translate requirements into systems, data engineers to build data pipelines, developers who know their way around Hadoop and other technologies, and systems administrators and managers to tie everything together.
In a recent Robert Half report, the following roles topped the “most-sought-after” list for 2019. The right certifications will help you gain an edge and demonstrate your expertise to recruiters and hiring managers.
In-Demand Roles in Big Data
Technologies in the big data field are role based. Here’s a look at some of the roles that made the “Most In-Demand” list:
1. Business intelligence (BI) analyst
The Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst acts as the liaison between business problems, in this case focused on business intelligence, and the technology solution. BI analysts need experience in database technology, analytics and reporting tools. Businesses typically look for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or engineering. Companies are looking for candidates with the skills to understand their unique data needs and then communicate those to stakeholders.
2. Cloud architect
Cloud architects oversee the company’s cloud computing strategy and are responsible for deploying, managing and supporting cloud applications. Cloud architects typically have a strong understanding of multiple operating systems in addition to networking, programming and security skills.
3. Cloud systems engineer
Cloud systems engineers are responsible for developing, planning, designing, installing, managing, maintaining and supporting IT cloud systems. These professionals typically work with Amazon Web Services, OpenStack, Microsoft Azure, and other popular cloud services.
4. Data scientist
While a BI analyst helps a company understand and communicate data patterns from a business perspective, a data scientist is the person who gathers, processes and analyzes data. Candidates who wish to pursue this role should also be skilled in communicating those findings and offering recommendations to others in the business.
5. Database developer
Database developers are responsible for managing database architecture and developing new database servers. They’re tasked with developing database systems based on front-end-user requirements using SQL code. These IT professionals need strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills as well as a long list of technical skills.
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