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Skills shortage, training present pitfalls for 'big data' analytics

Monday, January 2, 2012

The biggest challenges related to “big data” analytics, according to consultants and IT managers, boil down to a simple one-two punch: The technology is still fairly raw and user-unfriendly, and there aren’t enough skilled experts to go around.

A lot of big data technologies -- like Hadoop and MapReduce -- hail from the open source world, developed by Internet pioneers such as Google and Yahoo to take on the problem of cost-effectively processing large volumes of information, including both structured and unstructured data. As a result of this orientation, most of the technologies lack the maturity and accessibility of traditional databases and data management suites, and there is still a limited selection of complementary analytics tools available to make these environments feel familiar to many data warehousing and analytics professionals.

Find out about the skills shortage for Big Data implementations here. Sourced by TechTarget

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