“Hello Big Data World”

So here it is.

I am getting many times questions like how much it takes to learn Hadoop? How much time I need to spend on training before I can start my professional career in that area.

The short answer I have: “No free Lunch”.
I might be old school but I honestly believe that in order to be great in something, you must have the passion.

My short answer is: 3-5 months.


  • You have great Java programming background (Hadoop was written in JAVA) – I heard about guys who knew only JAVASCRIPT and perl,…
  • You dont just read but you actually setup your own cluster with 2-3 nodes and code – yes code.
  • You get 2-3 books, read and practice.

Next time I will elaborate on my short answer.





Big Guy on Big Data

The Hype?!

One of my best friend who is a CEO of a young  startup met me several weeks back and  was mad at me as I used the term “big data” at least 10 times on 5 minutes call. It was probably a side effect of me over reading and exploring this area.
Meeting with Steve Borbst, who is the CTO of Teradata had some great impact when you hear a great lecture and have the “Ah” moments.

Steve Borbst talked about the fact that we are living in the SPIME world (hoping I say it right) – but the thing is that we are looking on “Space and Time” dimensions when we generating and consuming data – I might need to write a post just on this specific topic.

There is great buzz/hype around big data – reminds me cloud computing few years back To me it is hyped but it is here to stay for many many years.However there is great confusion regarding Analytics/BigData in general – I have many definitions for all but I won’t share it as it will create a long discussion like this innocent question posted by Joana on linkedin :-)

I will try within my blog to cover many aspects and areas I encounter at work and  learn and most important, I will use the term “big data” less than 10 times on every post.