The Big Data Specialized Studies Program will be discontinued in Summer 2018. Students who are near program completion must complete all requirements by December 21, 2018. For more information, please contact Julie Pai.
Every two days there is as much new data generated as was created in the first 2000 years of our history. The “Internet of Things” and related trends will further increase the amount of data generated every day. Successful businesses throughout the world have become increasingly reliant on a rapidly expanding amount of data to remain competitive. This “unstructured” data, which often consists of web activity, video and audio recordings, photographs, e-mails, and tweets, can be combined with “structured” data, such as financial specifics of a customer order, to provide the organization with the critical intelligence and insight required to succeed in a highly competitive global marketplace.
A drop in the price of hardware required to deal with these large data sets, coupled, with improved functionality of a wide variety of Big Data software tools, has created a perfect storm with skyrocketing demand for individuals with the skills to manipulate and analyze these data sets. The Big Data certificate provides individuals with the background needed to effectively collect and manage extremely large amounts of information, perform data-driven discovery and prediction, extract value and competitive intelligence for their organizations.
Who Should Enroll
This program is designed for individuals within a wide range of professional or academic backgrounds who desire to learn how to better collect, store, analyze, and act on large data sets to drive business results.
Occupational summary for computer and information research scientists in the United States.