MetaScale, NIIT Partner For Big Data Training

by Press Release    Dec 04, 2015

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MetaScale, a Big Data solutions provider has partnered with NIIT to offer Hadoop Training course in India. The partnership addresses a need in the market for Big Data training program that combines solid fundamentals of Hadoop, which is fast becoming an industry standard analytics platform, with rigorously tested and proven techniques for leveraging large data sets, streaming data and the Internet of Things to solve real business problems. NASSCOM has pegged the domestic Big Data market to be at USD 163 million, expected to double in size and reach USD 375 million by 2018. NASSCOM had already indicated the demand for 2.5 lakh analytics professionals by the end of 2015. Hadoop is used by many organizations to build robust applications for processing Big Data. Therefore, a global leader in talent development NIIT has joined hands with the thought leader in Big Data, MetaScale to offer cutting-edge training course to create a manpower pool for the industry. “Indian companies and global organizations with a presence, or considering a presence in India are experiencing Big Data skills shortage,” said Ankur Gupta, CEO, MetaScale. “By partnering with NIIT, we are providing IT professionals with an avenue for quickly gaining production-level skills for developing solutions within the Hadoop ecosystem - filling an exploding need for such skills throughout India.” Speaking on the significant partnership, Shivan Bhargava, Group President - Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd said, “Big Data has created immense opportunity for IT professionals that can lead to satisfying and successful careers. According to NASSCOM India will need about 150,000 to 250,000 analytics professionals for domestic and international operations by 2015. Hence, through this partnership we aim to play a key role in supporting the analytical needs of the developed markets. We are pleased to work alongside MetaScale to launch Hadoop mapped to the wave of Big Data environment”. ‘Developing Big Data Applications using Hadoop’, the initial course offered by NIIT and MetaScale, is designed for IT professionals who seek to enhance their career in Big Data and analytics. The course covers the core concepts of Big Data, providing hands-on exercises based on data sets with real enterprise production experience and best practices. The course aims to build a strong foundation in Big Data using the Hadoop ecosystem and provide insights into industry standard best practices. While students will develop hands-on skills in MapReduce, YARN, NoSQL, Hadoop 2.0 and other scripting languages, what really sets the course apart for giving students an edge in the rapidly growing job market is advanced concepts like Hadoop security, designing Hadoop architecture based on real-world business problems and understanding Data Science using Hadoop. The course is geared towards engineering graduates and working professionals who have basic knowledge of Java programming which is a prerequisite for learning Hadoop. The course is delivered in an instructor led training format by Big Data experts with content developed and endorsed by MetaScale. Big Data promises a good career progression. Depending upon the experience, course exit profiles can range from a Big Data Hadoop developer to a Data Scientist.