Career shift from IT to Big Data / Hadoop



Dear all,

I have 14+ years of IT experience working as Tech. Architect using Java / J2EE and database etc. technologies. I wish to move to Big Data / Hadoop landscape to move further up in career in ever changing technological landscape. Pls. suggest, if this would be a wise move. I do have strong interest in Big Data / Hadoop and I hope it complements very well with people who have Java / J2EE / Databse background.

Kindly provide your valuable inputs.




Given the information you have provided, I think it would be a good move and something which will add to your existing credentials.

You can start by reading on Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Pig and Spark among other things. You can also look at Cloudera certification.

Hope this helps.



Thanks Kunal v. much for your valuable inputs.

This certainly is big boost for me to jump into Big data / Hadoop landscape.

Warm Regards,


Dear Kunal,

Further to my query, which certification has got the best weighage in Big Data / Hadoop industry as I want to go in for Best Big Data / Hadoop certification.

Also if you could guide me person having 17+ years of total exp. and as Big Data Architect for 5 year, how much salary can he expect ?