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Big Data Startups Luring Huge Investments

Big Data Startups Luring Huge Investments

Big data startups baiting enormous investments in 2013 experts bet are going to redefine investors’ attitude toward them. Keep on reading for the most recent stats from 2013!

Big Data Investments May Pay Rich Dividends in Near FutureIn  2013 alone the startups that have been focusing on big data were able to pull in investments worth over $3.6 billion. The stats have simply surpassed all the presumptions and experts find it truly intriguing, for it is nearly three quarters of the total capital that the huge gap of almost five years from 2008 to 2012 had witnessed going into such companies!

As reveals the latest infographic from Big Data Startups, following big data startups have captured the most investments:

  • Cloudera is leading Hadoop distributing vendors and was reported to raise $65 million till December the last year
  • Palantir was reported to raise $100 million with a valuation of over $9 billion
  • Mu Sigma, a company dealing in analytics tools, had raised $108 million two years back and has now has Microsoft as one of its current customers!
  • MongoDB had declared a $150 million round till October
  • Opera Solutions, a predictive analytics provider, had grabbed $84 million in the year 2011
Cloudera and Udacity partner to deliver Hadoop and Data Science training

Cloudera and Udacity partner to deliver Hadoop and Data Science training

Data education giants Cloudera and Udacity have formed a strategic partnership to address the shortage of big data skills by offering easily accessible online training for everyone. The partnership will offer open Hadoop and MapReduce Courses tailored to equip students with technical and analytical skills to have a great career in the emerging data market.

In the present scenario, as the amount of structured and unstructured data being generated and stored around the globe in various sectors has shot up considerably, there has been a significant rise in the enterprise demand for skilled and qualified workers.

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Recently we read about Udacity introducing paid big data courses to bridge this widening gap of demand and supply, today we learn that Cloudera, a Apache Hadoop-powered market leader in enterprise analytic data management has partnered with Udacity, the online higher education provider, to deliver training on Hadoop and Data Science to anyone using Udacity’s easy to access online educational portal.

The course curriculum, which has be designed and developed by expert faculty at Cloudera University in collaboration with Udacity will equip the interested students with all the fundamental technical and analytical skills. The course is basically an introduction for Hadoop and MapReduce, understanding of which will help students kick start their careers in the every growing big data economy.

The course has been basically created to work as a support system for the shortage of skilled data professionals in the economy. With the course, Cloudera and Udacity are making available an open, state-of-the-art big data training within the reach of almost anyone who has access to the Internet and is passionate about learning the basics of Hadoop and MapReduce.

On completing this accessible course, students will have an opportunity to enroll in Cloudera University’s live professional training courses to earn certification for their professional training.

Via: MarketWired

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