Tip 1: Tap Low-Cost Conferences, Webinars And Classes
Companies won't be able to fill the talent gap with recent graduates and people lured away from other companies. Fortunately, you won't have to beg existing employees to line up for training opportunities. If you've attended a Hadoop or NoSQL-related conference in the last year, you've undoubtedly seen the throngs of 20- and 30-something data geeks (and sometimes 40- and 50-something geeks) packing into the keynotes and seminars.
Big data events put on by show organizers and vendors alike are serving up a growing diet of educational content. And there are myriad online courses, webinars and certification programs available. Hadoop software distributors Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR have all made training a big part of their business models, and most of the open source and commercial NoSQL database providers have done the same.