Welcome to the dawn of the Big Data age. Your organization may still be years away
from implementing a big data strategy, but the groundwork is being laid now and
big data skills are highly sought after. Organizations worldwide are looking for data experts who will help lead
their organizations into the future.
According to a study by McKinsey
Global Institute, by 2018, there will be a shortage of 1.7 million workers
with big data skills in the U.S. alone—140,000 to 190,000 workers with deep
technical and analytical expertise and 1.5 million managers and analysts with
the skills to work with big data outputs.
Universities are expanding curriculums to train
the next generation of data scientists.
But as Mary Shacklett's article illustrates, ideal data scientists needs a combination of traditional data management skills and new big data analytics
Even your organization’s big data revolution seems further
out. IT developers and analysts everywhere should be building expertise now so
you're on the front lines of your data revolution.
As a leader in the world of data, Oracle is uniquely
positioned to educate IT professionals about core big data technologies. Top Oracle University training courses to help you become a better
data scientist include:
-Kate Jones, Senior Marketing Manager, Oracle University