Data analytics firms gear up to lure the best talent as the demand for specialised talent increases

The Indian business intelligence and analytics software industry’s revenue is expected to reach $214 million in 2016, according to a recent forecast by Gartner.NEW DELHI: Fractal Analytics, which recently raised $100 million from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah, plans to step up the hiring of data scientists and technologists. Rival Axtria will also be adding people as companies in the data analytics space see a boom.”We are investing big in product businesses and building platforms like the one around artificial intelligence in healthcare,” said Natwar Mall, CEO, products, at Fractal. The company, which employs 900 analytics professionals in three offices in India, plans to hire another 300.Gurgaon and US-based Axtria will also add to its 550-strong data analytics team located in the Indian city. It has two development centres in…


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