Amid Shortages in Apache Spark Skillsets, Training Options Proliferate
The #opensource #BigData scene is red hot, but organizations are now dealing with shortages in people with relevant deployment and management expertise. There are simply not enough skilled workers to go around, especially when it comes to one of the hottest technologies of all: #ApacheSpark. According to Dice, the most in-demand technology skills are in Big Data, with Spark at the top of the list. Although the need for these skills has increased in the past few years, employers are still challenged to find qualified candidates. The Taneja Group recently reported similar findings in a global survey sponsored by #Cloudera of nearly 7,000 technical and managerial-level professionals working in Big Data. The survey found that nearly half of the respondents see the Big Data skills gap as the most significant challenge to deploying Spark, and one-third named complexity in learning Spark as a barrier to adoption.