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Demand for Big Data Skills is Growing. Are You Ready?

Breanne Wilson
Senior Web Project Manager - Oracle University

Written by Veronik Beyst, Oracle University Senior Marketing Manager

CIO’s list of the 10 hottest skills for 2016 shows that demand for Big Data skills has moved up from number 10 in 2015 to number 4 this year.

Over 36% of companies say they will look for candidates with Big Data training and skills during the next 12 months.

What makes Big Data such a specialty?

It’s a question of vision.

A Gartner researcher points out that Big Data is about looking ahead, beyond what everybody else sees.

“You need to understand how to deal with hybrid data, meaning the combination of structured and unstructured data, and how you shine a light on ‘dark data.’ Dark data is the data being collected, but going unused despite its value. Leading organizations of the future will be distinguished by the quality of their predictive algorithms. This is the CIO challenge, and opportunity.”

No doubt about it: the importance of Big Data is increasing year over year, and that trend translates into job growth as well.

Companies face the challenge of not having enough people who are trained and ready to work in Big Data. IT departments will need to figure out how to attract the right talent and develop their employees in this area. The future depends on it.

While Big Data experts are hard to find, you can help your current employees become proficient enough to handle those needs through Oracle University's Big Data training.

Using training to close the skills gap makes the difference in the skills empowers your employees.

According to a recent Computerworld article, it’s well worth the effort to help your employees grow into Big Data specializations.

Instead of hiring data scientists, you can identify members of your existing staff with data warehouse and IT experience who are willing to learn, and then train them.

Oracle University can help your employees become Big Data specialists.

Enrolling in our complete Big Data and business analytics training helps your staff develop the skills to deliver revolutionary insights to your business.

• Choose from a wide variety of Big Data or Business Analytics courses that match your job role.

• Learn from expert Oracle University instructors who will help you gain specialized expertise.

• Take Big Data and Business Analytic courses to solidify your skills through hands-on labs and demonstrations. 

Simplify your journey with our newest Oracle Big Data Learning Subscription. Start today!

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