Bluemetrix creating 15 big data jobs for Cork to expand Hadoop team

12 Nov 2015

Big data specialist solution provider Bluemetrix has announced a new partnership with the creator of the Hadoop program creator, Hortonworks, which will also see 15 jobs created in its Cork office.

With operations in both Cork and Japan, Bluemetrix has been working within data analysis since it was founded back in 2001, offering data analytical services in both countries where it operates.

And now, the company has confirmed that its Cork office will be hiring an additional 15 people to work with the data analytical software Hadoop, which comes with the partnership with Hortonworks.

Known formally as Apache Hadoop, the program is widely used by data analysts as an open-source software framework for storing data and running applications on clusters of commodity hardware.

Bluemetrix has said that the 15 jobs are expected to be filled in its Cork office by the end of 2016 with a view to training data analysts in using the program, with an additional five jobs being created in its Japanese operations by the end of this year.

Speaking of the announcement, Bluemetrix’s founder and CEO, Liam English, said that these jobs are a necessity due to the shortage of data analysts familiar with the Hadoop software, which it has worked with since 2009.

We are looking for Linux experts, and they will receive a further 18 months of training from us in Hadoop,” English said. “At the moment there is a scarcity of Hadoop expertise worldwide. We will address this problem by training people to use the latest Hadoop technology in actual operational environments, and at the end of their training they will be recognised as senior Hadoop administrators.

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Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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