Big data and Spark skills are lacking as firms bemoan recruitment struggle

MANY ORGANISATIONS struggle to hire big data scientists, admitting that they are playing catch-up with the likes of Facebook and Google when it comes to recruiting staff skilled in the field.  This is one of the findings from The INQUIRER sister site Computing’s latest research, which will be revealed at the upcoming Big Data and Analytics Summit at the Hilton Tower Bridge in London on 17 March. “As much as there are more resources now, there’s still a big barrier in terms of getting and finding the right resources to build and to deliver,” said a big data architect in the retail sector. A chief data scientist added: “We’re playing catch up to Facebook and Google.” Computing first identified the problems in recruiting data scientists in 2014, reporting that most sectors besides…


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