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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: (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: (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. Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0

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 Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0

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), […]

Data Scientists Helping Businesses Navigate Seas of Information

Nicole Laskowski writes about the emerging job category known as data scientists. At companies such as Google, Foursquare, and Groupon, she says these positions involve a combination of analytical, statistical, machine-learning, coding and quantitative skills, underscored by the harder-to-teach characteristics of curiosity and a willingness to explore large amounts of data. I used to call […]

Job of the Week: Senior Consultant: Data Developer at Think Big Analytics

Think Big Analytics is seeding a Senior Consultant: Data Developer in our Job of the Week: In this job, you will: Design design and develop pathbreaking large scale cluster data processing systems Mentor sophisticated organizations on large scale data processing and work with client teams to deliver results Provide technical leadership for project teams Review […]