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EMC to train 30,000 in cloud computing, data science

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) EMC Data Storage Systems India, a subsidiary of US-based EMC Corporation, plans to train around 30,000 people in cloud computing, data science and big data analytics by 2013 through its new certification course, a top official said Thursday.

Rajesh Janey, president, EMC India and SAARC, told IANS that the Indian cloud computing market (use of computing resources delivered as a service over the internet), currently estimated at $400 million, was likely to touch $4.5 billion by 2015 and the business opportunity in big data (huge data difficult to process with existing tools) is expected to touch $300 million in a couple of years.

"However, there is a huge shortage of manpower in these domains," he said.

According to Janey, the new courses will be a part of EMC Academic Alliance which has been implemented by tying up with over 250 educational institutes in India and to EMC's customers and partners.

Janey said that in the digital era, individual need and sentiment had become more prevalent and businesses and governments had the opportunity to understand this on a mass scale in real time and take necessary steps that would transform services and delivery.

"Cloud computing is transforming IT and big data is transforming business. But there is shortage of people with requisite skills. It is estimated globally that there is a shortage of around 192,000 data scientists," Janey said.

He said the new data science and big data analytics training and certification helped build a solid foundation for data analytics with focus on opportunities and challenges presented by big data.

The new Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate-Level Training and Certification provides essential foundation of technical principles and concepts to enable IT professionals to together make informed business and technical decisions on migration to the cloud.

Citing EMC Zinnov study Janey said digital information is creating new opportunities in cloud computing and data.

Janey said the cloud opportunity in India is expected to create 100,000 jobs by 2015 from 10,000 in 2011.

Apart from addressing the domestic big data market need, India has the opportunity to address the global market expected to touch $25 billion.

India's potential to tap this market is around $1 billion by 2015 at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 83 percent, Janey said citing a NASSCOM CRISIL study.

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