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MetaScale and NIIT come together to support India’s analytics needs

MetaScale and NIIT come together to support India’s analytics needs

niit metascaleMetaScale, the Big Data solutions provider subsidiary of a U.S. Fortune 500 company, today announced the immediate availability of Hadoop Training course in India through partnership with NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development.

The partnership addresses a recognized need in the market for Big Data training program that combines solid fundamentals of Hadoop, which is fast becoming an industry standard analytics platform, with rigorously tested and proven techniques for leveraging large data sets, streaming data and the Internet of Things to solve real business problems.

India's leading chamber of commerce, NASSCOM has pegged the domestic Big Data market to be at USD 163 million, expected to double in size and reach USD 375 million by 2018. NASSCOM had already indicated the demand for 2.5 lakh analytics professionals by the end of 2015. Hadoop is used by many organizations to build robust applications for processing Big Data.

Therefore, a global leader in talent development NIIT has joined hands with the thought leader in Big Data, MetaScale to offer cutting-edge training course to create a manpower pool for the industry. "Indian companies and global organizations with a presence, or considering a presence in India are experiencing Big Data skills shortage," said Ankur Gupta, CEO, MetaScale. "By partnering with NIIT, we are providing IT professionals with an avenue for quickly gaining production-level skills for developing solutions within the Hadoop ecosystem - filling an exploding need for such skills throughout India."

Speaking on the significant partnership, Mr. Shivan Bhargava, Group President - Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd said, "Big Data has created immense opportunity for IT professionals that can lead to satisfying and successful careers. According to NASSCOM India will need about 150,000 to 250,000 analytics professionals for domestic and international operations by 2015.

Hence, through this partnership we aim to play a key role in supporting the analytical needs of the developed markets. We are pleased to work alongside MetaScale to launch Hadoop mapped to the wave of Big Data environment". 'Developing Big Data Applications using Hadoop', the initial course offered by NIIT and MetaScale, is designed for IT professionals who seek to enhance their career in Big Data and analytics. The course covers the core concepts of Big Data, providing hands-on exercises based on data sets with real enterprise production experience and best practices.

The course aims to build a strong foundation in Big Data using the Hadoop ecosystem and provide insights into industry standard best practices. While students will develop hands-on skills in MapReduce, YARN, NoSQL, Hadoop 2.0 and other scripting languages, what really sets the course apart for giving students an edge in the rapidly growing job market is advanced concepts like Hadoop security, designing Hadoop architecture based on real-world business problems and understanding Data Science using Hadoop.

The course is geared towards engineering graduates and working professionals who have basic knowledge of Java programming which is a prerequisite for learning Hadoop. The course is delivered in an instructor led training format by Big Data experts with content developed and endorsed by MetaScale. Big Data promises a good career progression. Depending upon the experience, course exit profiles can range from a Big Data Hadoop developer to a Data Scientist. Additional course details and online application can be found here:

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MetaScale is part of a U.S. based Fortune 500 company that leverages the Hadoop ecosystem to manage several petabytes of data and new business intelligence capabilities for customers across a variety of industries. MetaScale is a Big Data thought leader with a Center of Excellence based out of Chicago, USA with extensive experience in building end-to-end solutions using cutting-edge Big Data technologies. As a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, MetaScale understands the value of heritage and the need for constant innovation to drive growth. Through this heritage, MetaScale offers a deep understanding of employing complex Big Data tools to solve traditional business problems in the enterprise. For more information, visit MetaScale at

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group. NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services. With a team of some of the world's finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs,

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