The term Big Data reflects a very real growing trend. By 2020, every human will be generating 1.7 MB per second. That will add up to 44 trillion GB, according to IDC. Contributing to the total are some 40,000 Google search queries per second, more than 30 million Facebook postings and almost 3 million videos per minute generated by millions of smart phones and billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The number of big data certifications is mushrooming, too, though not quite at the same pace. These qualifications come from vendors, educational institutions, and independent or industry bodies. They are in great demand. But those wishing to augment their skill set should look carefully before they leap. Within the big data sector are dozens of specialties. These include big data system administration, Hadoop, analytics, data science, big data storage/security and general Business Intelligence (BI) certs that include big data.
Author: Drew Robb