The term big data was originally coined in 2008 by Haseeb Budhani, the chief product officer of Infineta, a wide area network (WAN) provider, to describe datasets that are so large that traditional relational database management systems (RDBMSs) couldn’t handle the processing. Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies is for anyone looking to explore big data as a career field. In this book, you gain a prescriptive guide to finding a job — from planning your education and do-it-yourself training to preparing for interviews. This book isn’t a technical manual on big data; instead, it’s a playbook for starting your career in this emerging field.
If you want to go deep on big data, check out Big Data For Dummies, by Judith Hurwitz, Alan Nugent, Dr. Fern Halper, and Marcia Kaufman (Wiley).
The world isn’t short on books touting the benefits of big data, guides to using the technology, and white papers selling some big data solution. What has been missing is a clear guide to help people understand what it takes to actually become a big data practitioner. Delivered in the rich tradition of the For Dummies series, this book is a clear guide in how to chart your journey into the big data world.
You can use this book to find out how to manage your entrance into this new field, gain education you need, and stay current. Here’s how this book can help you, no matter where you’re coming from: