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Posted on Nov 08, 08:10PM | IANS
EMC Data Storage Systems India, a subsidiary of US-based EMC Corporation, plans to train around 30,000 people in cloud computing, data science and big data analytics by 2013 through its new course, a top company official said Thursday.
Rajesh Janey, president, EMC India and SAARC, told IANS that the Indian cloud computing market (use of computing resources delivered as a service over the internet), currently estimated at USD 4 billion, was likely to touch USD 4.5 billion and the business opportunity in big data (huge data difficult to process with existing tools) is expected to touch USD 300 million in a couple of years.
"However, there is a huge shortage of manpower in these domains," he said.
According to Janey, the new certification courses will be a part of EMC Academic Alliance which has been implemented by tying up with over 250 educational institutes in India and to EMC's customers and partners.
Janey said that in the digital era, individual need and sentiment had become more prevalent and businesses and governments had the opportunity to understand this on a mass scale in real time and take necessary steps that would transform services and delivery.
"Cloud computing is transforming IT and big data is transforming business. But there is shortage of people with requisite skills. It is estimated globally that there is a shortage of around 192,000 data scientists," Janey said.
He said the new data science and big data analytics training and certification helped build a solid foundation for data analytics with focus on opportunities and challenges presented by big data.
The new Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate-Level Training and Certification provides essential foundation of technical principles and concepts to enable IT professionals to together make informed business and technical decisions on migration to the cloud.