Big Data, Huge Opportunity!

January 5, 2017

Had your head in the cloud for a while? Do you understand the difference between Data and Big Data? Is IaaS, SaaS and PaaS less Parseltongue and more like your mother tongue – then the world of IT is waiting for you.

As businesses the world over struggle to recruit the talented data scientists they need to analyse data, there couldn’t be a better time to get technically trained to become a skilled expert in this field.

We’re in the middle of a global data explosion, driven largely by the arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the epic growth in mobile data traffic. A report by JP Morgan*, claimed more data will be produced in the next two years, than has been produced since the dawn of civilisation – epic stuff!

The volume of business data worldwide, across all organisations, doubles every 1.2 years, and by 2018, leading analysts have predictedmobile data levels of about 173 million terabytes. Organisations have to face the possibility that, by 2020, the globe will have to handle 44 zettabytes of total data.

Big data is a term used to describe the collection, processing and availability of huge volumes of streaming data in real-time.

Previously, organisations would store data; from marketing, sales, customers, transactions, social conversations and even external data like stock prices, to identify correlations and causes to help them make more accurate decisions.

The problem was that the database technology simply couldn’t handle multiple, continuous streams of data. It couldn’t handle the volume of data. It couldn’t modify the incoming data in real-time. And reporting tools were unable to handle anything but a relational query.

Big Data solutions offer cloud hosting, which allows businesses with the elasticity for storage, that provides the computing power to deal with large streams of data, enabling them to cope with an ever-expanding reach to the masses; as well as a significant reduction in cost and an abundant choice of applications.

Big Data brings with it new business opportunities and product innovation. Helping companies better understand their audience, pin pointing and personalising information to help inform choices.

But with it, comes the challenge to sort through the volumes of data, deciding what’s important and what’s worth acting upon before it gets too old.

Here’s the rub, there literally aren’t enough skilled people out there to do it.

So, here’s where it gets interesting. If this sounds like something you could get your teeth into, then an IT apprenticeship with Remit Training will help get your career moving in the right direction. The perfect starting point, to buildon existing knowledge to develop your skills set and progress in this pivotal IT arena.

From there it’s your call. There are loads of options to progress your learning and delve deeper into the matrix of IT Data.

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*JP Morgan report information taken from