Which Hadoop Certification Is Better And Why?

There is not even the remotest trace of doubt about the increasing demands of the data analysts, data scientists and data engineers in the marketplace who can process big scale data and provide easy data solutions.

Big data industry is booming and there is an exponential growth in the demand for working professional who can work in data analysis with expertise in Hadoop, Spark, and other growing big data platforms.

While there is an increase in demand, there is a visible amount of lack of enough data analytical skills and desired expertise on the part of big data professionals and talents. 

Which Hadoop Certification Is Better And Why?
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This is where a Hadoop certification can draw the line.

Big companies are always looking for proven and self-sufficient working talents who have enough credentials or certificates backed by the important skill sets and some proof in terms of work experience.

A valid certificate in Hadoop environment can fit the missing pieces of your job profile puzzle and can complete your resume as the perfect candidate backed by a certified credential to his name.

We are consuming and generating more and more and data everyday through the use of our smart phones, tablets and computers and this big data boom has forced companies to get involved in data analytics in a much larger way as this provides them enough opportunities to get a clear perception about market practices and business areas that they can improve on and make better strategic decisions overall.

Some facts about Hadoop and big data growth?
  1. Hadoop Market is expected to reach $99.31B by 2022 at a CAGR of 42.1% -Forbes
  2. McKinsey predicts that by 2018 there will be a shortage of 1.5M data experts
  3. Average Salary of Big Data Hadoop Developers is $135k
Certifications and the best among them (how to choose)?

The problem that many big companies are facing today is the lack of the desired skill set and expertise when it comes to hiring data analyst professionals.

A valid Hadoop certification like Hortonworks or Cloudera or MapR can fill this general gap by inculcating better ability to manage, analyze and store data in a way for organisations to make more sense.

While both the certificates provide you enough insights and knowledge to gain crucial benefit and expertise in data analytical field, Cloudera is more widespread and popular among the professionals for its skill development features and preferences given by the employers.

Cloudera was first to come up with a certification for Hadoop ecosystem and it has never looked back ever since. One other thing to note is that Cloudera certification provides expertise in both Handoop and Sparks ecosystem while Hortonworks has two different kinds of certification for this two platform.

At the end of the day, it does not matter which certification you choose but what matters the most is what you learned during the certification and your ability to implement it on a larger scale consistently.

And if you can do that on a consistent basis for large scale data; you’ll find jobs with most of the companies hiring for big data environment.

Author: Priya Jatoliya

Priya Jatoliya is a tech blogger and IT Certification Trainer at
Koenig Solutions. She has an experience of 4 years in the industry, and has worked for top-notch IT companies. She is IT career consultant for students who pursue various types of IT certifications like Ethical Hacking, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, PMP, ITIL, Big Data & Hadoop, Vmware and much more…..

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