Big Data will create over 4 million jobs by 2015

Planning to switch careers or looking for a job in the information technology sector?

Consider ‘Big Data’ that is likely to create a huge demand for skilled professionals.

According to global research firm Gartner, by 2015 nearly 4.4 million new jobs will be created globally by the ‘Big Data’
demand and only one-third of them will be filled India, along with China, could be one of the biggest suppliers of manpower for the ‘Big Data’ industry, said Naveen Mishra, Principal Analyst, Gartner.

‘Big Data’ spending is expected to exceed $130 billion by 2015, generating jobs.Companies and professionals should seek to acquire relevant skills to deal with high-volume, real-time data.
Every day 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created — so much that 90 per cent of the data in the world today have been created in the last two years alone. This data come from everywhere:
sensors used to gather climate information,posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. Specialists are required
to analyse these ‘Big Data’ in a company to either take corrective actions or predict future trends.

Advanced information management/analytical skills and business expertise are growing in importance.