NIIT launches program in data analytics - ‘Big Data with Hadoop’

New Delhi, September 15, 2016: NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, today launched Big Data with Hadoop - a futuristic program in data analytics under the DigiNxt Series, designed to optimize data usage and leading to better decision making.

Big Data is a collection of large and complex data set. On the other hand, Hadoop is a powerful data management tool that consolidates structured, unstructured or semi structured data, stores information inexpensively and reliably, performs sophisticated and detailed processing and analysis of data at rapid speed.


A recent survey by Gartner on Big Data skills gap revealed that about 2/3rd of Big Data skill requirements remains unfilled and only 1/3 are met. In fact, experts estimate a shortage of 200,000 data analysts in India by 2018.

This demand and supply gap has widened the Big Data and Hadoop job market, creating a surging demand for Big Data skills like Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL etc. It is estimated that by 2017-2018, India alone will be a major shareholder of the overall Big Data analytics market worth $2.3 billion. Major industries driving demand for analytics talent in India are e-Commerce & Retail, Insurance, Finance, Manufacturing and IT, with e-Commerce being the highest paymaster for Hadoop salaries in India.

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Professional Diploma in Digital Transformation - Big Data with Hadoop will enable learners to understand Hadoop ecosystem, write MapReduce programs, identify common MapReduce algorithms, implement MapReduce design patterns, use Hive & Pig to analyze large datasets, integrate Hadoop into Enterprise workflow using Oozie and manage Hadoop ecosystem using Zookeeper. The 14-week cutting-edge program will use student-centred pedagogy of project-based learning to help them carve successful career in data analytics in the emerging digital era.

Graduates and undergraduates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with more than 60% score in their 10th and 12th can opt for this program. On successful completion of the program students will be offered placement assistance by NIIT. Admission to the program are currently open for the first batch commencing on September 26, 2016. For more details, please visit

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NIIT has recently ventured into Digital Transformation to offer programs aligned to the manpower requirements of the emerging digital economy. Through this significant move NIIT aims to totally re-align the Skills and Career Group to the changing future-skill-sets requirement of the industry and emerge as a leader in the Digital Learning space.

NIIT launches program in data analytics

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Ltd said, "With our keen understanding of the changing requirement of the industry we are now focusing on the Digital Transformation needs to create a talent pool armed with futuristic skill-sets. Towards this we have launched a cutting-edge program under the DigiNxt series - Big data with Hadoop. Our earlier programs under the DigiNxt series were well received by the industry and our students alike, helping us to further strengthen our commitment to play a leadership role in the Digital Learning world."

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Big Data with Hadoop will allow students to interact with recognized practitioners experienced in related fields and technical mentors through Synchronous Learning Platform. They will also get assistance from experienced faculty at centre who will facilitate project development and help to remove obstacles that are impeding the project's progress. Digital courseware will be made available to the students as reference material.

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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.

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