Tag Archives: cloudera certified

The Value of Certification

Categories: Careers Training

Each year in early November, my inbox fills up with people asking advice about certification. Some are reflecting on their careers and looking to move on or move up; others have given themselves or their managers the goal of getting certified this year. They awake one morning in early November and realize the clock is ticking.

The first thing they ask for is a discount, of course. Beyond that, they want to know what a certification is going to do for them more generally,

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Getting Started with Big Data Architecture

Categories: Hadoop

What does a “Big Data engineer” do, and what does “Big Data architecture” look like? In this post, you’ll get answers to both questions.

Apache Hadoop has come a long way in its relatively short lifespan. From its beginnings as a reliable storage pool with integrated batch processing using the scalable, parallelizable (though inherently sequential) MapReduce framework, we have witnessed the recent additions of real-time (interactive) components like Impala for interactive SQL queries and integration with Apache Solr as a search engine for free-form text exploration.

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Meet the Data Scientist: Stuart Horsman

Categories: Data Science Training

Meet Stuart Horsman, among the first to earn the CCP: Data Scientist distinction.

Big Data success requires professionals who can prove their mastery with the tools and techniques of the Hadoop stack. However, experts predict a major shortage of advanced analytics skills over the next few years. At Cloudera, we’re drawing on our industry leadership and early corpus of real-world experience to address the Big Data talent gap with the Cloudera Certified Professional (CCP) program.

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Get Hired as a Certified Data Scientist

Categories: Data Science Training

To paraphrase Nate Silver: “There is lots of data coming. Who will speak for all this data?”

Nearly every day, I read new articles about how Big Data is “changing everything.” Data scientists are unlocking new approaches that help researchers find the cure for cancer, banks fight fraud, the police fight drug-related crimes, and fantasy sports leaguers fight each other.

It seems like all I need is an analytics platform like Apache Hadoop and a big pile of data,

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New Cloudera and Cisco Reference Architecture Now Available

Categories: CDH

Cloudera and Cisco are announcing a joint solution today, the Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for Cloudera Enterprise reference architecture.

What’s our reasoning behind this new reference architecture?

While the competitive pressure on enterprises vastly increases, the amount of data being ingested and managed has exploded and is accelerating quickly. At the same time, the need for timely and more accurate analytics has also increased. As a result, the need for a cost-effective,

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