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5 Reasons to Learn Hadoop

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Big Data and Hadoop skill could mean the difference between having your dream career and getting left behind. Dice has  quoted, “Technology professionals should be volunteering for Big Data projects, which makes them more valuable to their current employer and more marketable to other employers.”

1. Career with Hadoop:

According to a Forbes report of 2015, about 90% of global organizations report medium to high levels of investment in big data analytics, and about a third call their investments “very significant.” Most importantly, about two-thirds of respondents report that big data and analytics initiatives have had a significant, measurable impact on revenues.

Hadoop skills are in demand – this is an undeniable fact! Hence, there is an urgent need for IT professionals to keep themselves in trend with Hadoop and Big Data technologies.

Apache Hadoop provides you with means to ramp up your career and gives you the following advantages:

  • Accelerated career growth.
  • Increased pay package due to Hadoop skill.

It is no rocket science that a career in Hadoop is very rewarding. Do want to have a accelerated and rewarding career in Hadoop? Click below to kick strt your career in Hadoop.

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2. More Job Opportunities with Apache Hadoop:

Looking at the Big Data market forecast, it looks promising and the upward trend will keep progressing with time. Hence, the job trend or Market is not a short lived phenomenon as Big Data and its technologies are here to stay. Hadoop has the potential to improve job prospects whether you are a fresher or an experienced professional.

Job opportunities with hadoop

A research report by Avendus Capital estimates that the IT market for big data in India is hovering around $1.15 billion as 2015 comes to an end. This contributed to one fifth of India’s KPO market worth $5.6 billion. Also, The Hindu predicts that by end of 2018, India alone will face a shortage of close to two lakh Data Scientists. This presents a tremendous career and growth opportunity.

This skill gap in Big Data can be bridged through comprehensive learning of Apache Hadoop that enables professionals and freshers alike, to add the valuable Big Data skills to their profile.

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This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of this positive trend and reap its benefits through appropriate learning of Hadoop.

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3. Look who is employing:

LinkedIn is the best place to get information on the number of existing Hadoop professional. The above info graph talks about the top companies employing Hadoop professionals and who is leading of them all. Yahoo! happens to be leading in this race.

4. Big Data and Hadoop equal Big Bucks!

Dice has quoted, “Technology professionals should be volunteering for Big Data projects, which makes them more valuable to their current employer and more marketable to other employers.

“Companies are betting big that harnessing data can play a major role in their competitive plans, and that is leading to high pay for critical skills,” said Shravan Goli, president of Dice, in a statement. The best way to become a Data Engineer is by getting the Data Engineering Certification in Washington

Salary trends in hadoop

Alice Hill, managing director of Dice, tells Data Informed, that the postings for Hadoop jobs has gone up by 64%, compared to last year. And that Hadoop is the leader in the Big Data category of job postings. According to Dice, Hadoop pros made an average of $108,669 in 2013, which is slightly above the $106,542 average for Big Data jobs. Learn more about Big Data and its applications from the Data Engineering course.


5. Top Hadoop Technology Companies:

Top hadoop technology companies

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Still wondering if Hadoop is the best choice for you? Don’t trust anyone. Be the Judge. Watch a Hadoop tutorial and decide for yourself if Hadoop is the way to go for you.


Got a question for us? Do mention them in the comments section and we will get back to you.

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  • mahendra says:

    I am a PHP developer having 3 years exp. and also have the experience on Magento, WordPress and PHP frameworks. Now I want to shift to Hadoop Big data. Is it possible to learn..? if so what is the duration and fee of Hadoop course .. ? Suggest me please.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Mahendra, professionals from various backgrounds are opting to learn Hadoop as there is a lot of potential for professionals who will be the early movers in Big Data space. The only pre-requisite to learn Hadoop is core Java. If you think you need to brush on your Java knowledge, we provide a complementary course ‘Comprehensive Java’. This will help you build your knowledge on core Java and will make it easier to grasp mapreduce concepts in Hadoop. You can refer to these articles for more information:
      Mahendra, we have 5 weeks as well as 15 days batches. The fee is INR: 19,995 / USD: 379. You can avail 15% discount on 18th Oct and 20th Oct batch. This offer is valid only till 21st Sept’14. You can also refer to this link for more information about the batches and course:
      You can also call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss about this in detail.

  • sudhakar says:

    I am working in mainframe admin profile, planning to switch my career towards big data and i am not good at programming. which module requires minimum coding. Please suggest me the right module..

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Absolutely Sudhakar!! A lot of professionals from admin background prefer taking Hadoop Administration course. It is like a natural progression. Do not worry, there is no pre-requisite of any programming language, however exposure to basic Linux fundamental commands will be beneficial. Please visit this link for more information: You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • Arul ECE says:

    what are the courses available in hadoop ?

  • Ruchit Radia says:

    HI Team,

    Thanks for the wonderful reply…

    But one more thing i want to clarify…. i need to know whether anyone from non-tech background can afford to take hadoop as career?

    Since mine is MBA – -HR and i use to deal with bit MIS part in HR with data analytics….. so i got interest in learning hadoop, as it also has same background of data….

    is it possible to learn hadoop, without knowing SQL and JAVA? or we need to go through the technical learnings first?

    Please guide……! :-)


    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Yes Ruchit! You can definitely take up a career in Big
      Data and Hadoop. For professional like you who are not from Java or are from non-tech background, we offer a complementary, self-paced course ‘Java Essentials for Hadoop’. This will help you to brush up your Java skills. For more clarification, you can contact us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • Ruchit Radia says:

    What is the minimum salary being offered for the freshers after taking up this course? and what is the future in terms of growing up to next ladder in this line and technology? pls guide, if anyone knows…!

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Ruchit, this is a qualitative scenario and will highly depend upon your expertise in hadoop. To answer your 2nd question, what we are seeing as of now is just a start and there is a lot of potential for professionals who will be the early movers in Big Data space. You can check out our blog post that talks about the bright future of Hadoop and Big Data –

      You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India:
      +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • Meha Sinha says:

    Hello All, I am a fresher 2013 passout, I am very well versed with java language and want to learn hadoop. So do I have to join paid institutions to learn hadoop or are there any free sites available, please help me know about it.

    • Santosh says:

      I would suggest to get enrolled for hadoop course in edureka.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Meha, both the options are available, however in order to
      get a hands on experience, with assistance from experts, you need to enroll
      with edureka. Here are some of the key features offered by Edureka: 24×7
      on-demand technical support, Flexibility to reschedule, Downloadable
      class recordings and skill certificate. You can call us at US: 1800 275
      9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • Sonali says:

    I am from Microsoft tech (C#,,SSIS,SSRS..) wth 4+ years exp, i am interested to learn hadoop but before that i wanted to know do i have to learn JAVA or what are the prerequisite to learn hadoop.

    • CHERUKURI says:

      see java is just a default language for developing map reduce code but not it not necessary to use only java but u can use any languages like c++, c# .etc

      • navneet says:

        That is right but there are very few openings or you can say no openings for c# using Hadoop.

        • rogermarch2005 says:

          very true indeed – Java is BOSS :-)

    • CHERUKURI says:

      see java is just a default language for developing map reduce code but it is not necessary to use only java but u can use any languages like
      c++, c# .etc

    • Ayub Khan says:

      You dont need to focus on Java. You can use abstract layer on top of hadoop like Hbase, Hive and Pig. Search on Youtube about these high level language. They are easy to understand and use.

    • Krishna says:

      all guys are saying is correct but companies follow some standard languages like Java. C, C##, old languages and that to very less people in market, they wont ask you develop know languages they may follow any one language.

  • sarthak nautiyal says:

    the future does look exciting for hadoop, and this is the reason i have decided to learn hadoop and try my luck in the job market, but i have a query, for a person like me with a exp of 5+ years in Microsoft tech (c#,,SSRS,SSIS,…..) how easy or tough will it be to make the transition or what should i do to make my resume more sell-able in the Job market

    • Aman Painuly says:

      Yes Bhaiyya..u r right…M upskilling to Hadoop now, thanks to motivation by u..:)

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hey Sarthak! Yes, your work ex can be projected as a positive point in your resume. The major deciding factor will be your justification for this switch from Microsoft tech to Big Data and at such a time. The transition will not be difficult at all provided you have complete knowledge and are familiar with all the concepts. As this sector is booming and has a huge potential, there is always high demand for employees. Having certifications and projects will also be very helpful for you. Check out our courses here :
      Hope this helps. Cheers :)

  • Gopi says:

    Thanks for the informative post Edureka.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      You are welcome Gopi !

      • SaNthu ChoWdary says:

        i am intrested to join in hadooptraining and i want to know about hadoop course and about salary help me

        • EdurekaSupport says:

          Hey Santhu, thanks for checking out the blog. Our Hadoop course is designed to help make you an expert in HDFS, Yarn, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, HBase, Oozie, Flume and Sqoop using real-time use cases on Retail, Social Media, Aviation, Tourism, Finance domain. You can check out our course curriculum here: Would you like us to call and advise you further? If yes, do share your contact details with us and we will arrange a call. Meanwhile, here’s a blog that will give you a good idea about Hadoop job opportunities and salary: Cheers!

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5 Reasons to Learn Hadoop