Demand for Big Data Engineers has been undoubtedly high in the New Zealand market over the last couple of years. By the looks of things, Big Data is the future although it's unknown how long it will take New Zealand businesses to truly adapt a Big Data culture, as well as find the right people that can make that happen.
Big data can lead to accelerated insight, improved decision-making, and better products and services. While the benefits are clear, the transition to putting data-driven insight at the centre of a business can be a daunting undertaking. Across New Zealand, companies need the right mix of analysis and correlation tools to make the change comfortably. “Big data is called big for a reason,” says Martin Hooper, Big Data and Predictive Analysis Expert, Asia Pacific, CenturyLink. “It involves huge volumes of data and requires extensive analytics capabilities to make sense of it all. There are a number of ways companies can gain these capabilities and adopt a big data culture.” Hooper believes bringing the technology infrastructure and know-how needed to embark on a data-centric journey in-house is often beyond the means of many businesses.