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IT's Next Hot Job: Hadoop Guru 112

gManZboy writes "JPMorgan Chase and other companies at this year's Hadoop World conference came begging for job applicants: They say they can't find enough IT pros with certain skills, including Hadoop MapReduce. That spells high pay. As for Hadoop's staying power as a career path (a la SQL 30 years ago), IBM, Microsoft and Oracle have all embraced Hadoop this year. Maybe the best news of all: 'Intelligent technologists will pick up Hadoop very quickly.'"
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IT's Next Hot Job: Hadoop Guru

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  • by peter303 ( 12292 ) on Wednesday November 09, 2011 @05:57PM (#38005392)
    If I attend some public talk on a trendy subject its swarming with recruiters. Topics include no-sql, html5, mobile, etc. There seem to be at least ten job openings for everyone looking for something.
  • by ackthpt ( 218170 ) on Wednesday November 09, 2011 @06:00PM (#38005424) Homepage Journal

    That's OK, it won't stop moron head hunters from stipulating in the coming weeks that they only want Hadoop programmers with at least 5 - 10 years experience. I remember seeing that for Java programmers... in 2000.

    Blame HR departments. They need to spend some time with the internal department which needs the guru. I remember having a good laugh in 1999 when some ads were run, looking for people with at least 10 years Java experience. The sick thing is the HR department or Headhunter will use that as a screening device and only end up with liars applying -- like the contractor we had for 2 weeks, who claimed to be an expert in a staggering number of tools and languages, despite a rather young age -- yeah, he had to borrow my copy K & R to try to puzzle how to write a date verification function and in a week he still didn't have it done, so much for being proficient in c.

  • Re:Right. (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ackthpt ( 218170 ) on Wednesday November 09, 2011 @06:12PM (#38005548) Homepage Journal

    Java is one of the most inefficient languages ever? I take it you've never programmed in ruby, python, perl, etc. IIRC, Java benchmarks have shown it outpacing everything except for C/C++, FORTRAN and OCaml.

    On first execution (and compile) it's slow. On first creation of an instance it is slow. After that Java makes up for itself rather nicely. If well implemented it's a great way to go, though I wouldn't chose it for my 3D rendering or reconciling a fiscal year's worth of journal entries, it's not that kind of language.

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