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IBM to Open Big Data Analytics Center in Ohio

Over at Datacenter Knowledge, Colleen Miller writes that a new IBM analytics center in Columbus, Ohio will focus on advancing research, development, client services, and training in the areas of analytics, big data, and cognitive computing. Data is a powerful natural resource that if used wisely can drive U.S. economic competitiveness and lead to rewarding […]

Video: Why Data Scientists are in Demand

In this video, IBM big data evangelist James Kobielus explains what a data scientist does, the skill set that it requires, how they collaborate with subject matter experts to deliver important insights, and why the role is so important to the future of IT and big data. Read the Full Story.

Big Data to Create 4.4 Million Jobs by 2015

Gartner, Inc. is projecting that Big Data will help boost Worldwide IT spending in 2013. By 2015, 4.4 million IT jobs globally will be created to support Big Data, generating 1.9 million IT jobs in the United States,” said Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Gartner and global head of Research. “In addition, every big […]

Job of the Week: Big Data Engineer at Advanti Solutions

Advanti Solutions is seeking a Big Data Engineer in our Job of the Week. With your strong knowledge of computer science and a deep conceptual understanding of data, youll help Advanti to tackle security identifier issues – one of the most prevalent problems in the equities and fixed income markets. The users of our systems […]

Big Data Career Opportunities Abound

Clipped from: inside-bigdata.jobamatic.com (share this clip) How hot is the Big Data job market? Carolyn Duffy Marsan from Network World writes that Data Scientists are all the rage. Unheard of 18 months ago, “data scientist” has exploded in popularity as a Google search term. The number of Google searches of “data scientist” hit peaks 20 […]

Labor: The Big Data Bottleneck

Paul Sonderegger from Oracle Endeca writes that the biggest bottleneck in making Big Data productive is labor. In a big data world, data modeling, integration, and performance tuning are governors of data use because they rely on relatively slow manual processes done by relatively expensive specialists. In an ironic twist, the substitution of computing capital […]

Feds Face Big Need for More Data Scientists

Patrick Marshall over at Government Computing News writes that the public sector is facing a growing need for data scientists. Finding the people who can derive actionable insight from large amounts of data is a tremendous challenge,” said Michael Chui, senior analyst a McKinsey Global Institute. His team has estimated a potential gap of approximately […]

Infographic: The Coming Shortage of Big Data Scientists

Clipped from: mashable.com (share this clip) Chris Taylor from Mashable writes that a new survey indicates that 63% of data scientists think the profession is going to be undermanned for the foreseeable future — and half of those see it as a serious shortage. Read the Full Story.

Podcast: Polachi Executive Search Has an Eye on Startup Trends

In this podcast, Sean Carroll from the Polachi Executive Search Company in Boston discusses the Startup market on the East Coast and the Big Data trends that are shaking up the industry. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * Subscribe on other podcast players

What is a Data Scientist?

Gil Press has posted some interesting thoughts on What is a Data Scientist? The non-start-ups, the large companies trying to mine the benefits of the big data wave, not only have to compete hard for data scientists, but also to make sure that they have clean data to work with. According to Gartner (quoted here), […]