What are the job opportunities / roles available in the area of Big Data?

What are the job opportunities / roles available in the area of Big Data?

The roles are very fluid. Just a few year ago everything was about capturing, storing and processing data. Now this is largely a solved problem, and these functions will be automated and outsourced to generalized products. The growth is in data analysis and machine learning. I expect a rise of domain specific roles, like “marketing data scientist,” “UI/UX data scientist,” “sales data scientist,” etc.

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Big Data and Where its Technologies Create the Most Impact

What do you think about the term Big Data?

The term is a bit of a misnomer actually. Big data does not only refer to large volumes of data. you need to also consider the variety of data (text, images, audio and video) and the velocity of data (the speed at which we generate data)

Where do you see Big Data and its technologies create the most impact?

It impacts the economy (profits, cost savings), governments (cost savings, efficiency) and society. Big data cuts across all industries and if you organization is generating data, you will need to perform (big) data analytics in order to remain competitive.

Peter Kua is a thought leader in driving the National Big Data Analytics Initiative agenda to realize Malaysia’s vision of being a regional hub for advanced data analytics by 2020. More