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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Why Learn Big Data and Hadoop?

BiG Data! A Worldwide Problem?

According to Wikipedia, “Big data is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications.” In simpler terms, Big Data is a term given to large volumes of data that organizations store and process. However, It is becoming very difficult for companies to store, retrieve and process the ever-increasing data. If any company gets hold on managing its data well, nothing can stop it from becoming the next BIG success!

The problem lies in the use of traditional systems to store enormous data. Though these systems were a success a few years ago, with increasing amount and complexity of data, these are soon becoming obsolete. The good news is - Hadoop, which is not less than a panacea for all those companies working with BIG DATA in a variety of applications has become an integral part for storing, handling, evaluating and retrieving hundreds or even petabytes of data.

Apache Hadoop! A Solution for Big Data!

Hadoop is an open source software framework that supports data-intensive distributed applications. Hadoop is licensed under the Apache v2 license. It is therefore generally known as Apache Hadoop. Hadoop has been developed, based on a paper originally written by Google on MapReduce system and applies concepts of functional programming. Hadoop is written in the Java programming language and is the highest-level Apache project being constructed and used by a global community of contributors. Hadoop was developed by Doug Cutting and Michael J. Cafarella. And just don’t overlook the charming yellow elephant you see, which is basically named after Doug’s son’s toy elephant!

Some of the top companies using Hadoop:

The importance of Hadoop is evident from the fact that there are many global MNCs that are using Hadoop and consider it as an integral part of their functioning, such as companies like Yahoo and Facebook! On February 19, 2008, Yahoo! Inc. established the world's largest Hadoop production application. The Yahoo! Search Webmap is a Hadoop application that runs on over 10,000 core Linux cluster and generates data that is now widely used in every Yahoo! Web search query.

Facebook, a $5.1 billion company has over 1 billion active users in 2012, according to Wikipedia. Storing and managing data of such magnitude could have been a problem, even for a company like Facebook. But thanks to Apache Hadoop! Facebook uses Hadoop to keep track of each and every profile it has on it, as well as all the data related to them like their images, posts, comments, videos, etc.

Opportunities for Hadoopers!

Opportunities for Hadoopers are infinite - from a Hadoop Developer, to a Hadoop Tester or a Hadoop Architect, and so on. If cracking and managing BIG Data is your passion in life, then think no more and Join Edureka’s Hadoop Online course and carve a niche for yourself! Happy Hadooping!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jr.Business Analyst position in MD

We have 3 urgent positions with our client in Maryland.

 

Woodlawn,MD

Positions : 3

 

 

Description of Work:

·         Work independently and lead requirements analysis activities on disability projects.

·         Serve as primary point of contact between SSA and Northrop Grumman in compiling user/process requirements for systems development. Apply facilitation techniques, training, methodology development and evaluation across all phases of SDLC.

·         Possess strong oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables to SSA counterparts.

·         Facilitate meetings to elicit and discuss requirements for the project. Additionally, document and publish meeting minutes, when required.

·         Provide guidance and direction across component. Utilize appropriate key tools, such as Rational RequisitePro or Rational Portfolio Manager, to measure project progress against business-focused requirements.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities.

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

 

·         In- depth knowledge of SDLC

·         Software Development Methodologies (Waterfall and Agile)

·         Business and User requirements ((Project Scope Agreement (PSA) and High Level Release Agreement (HLRA))

·         Business Process Development

·         Business Process Reengineering

·         Application Design (Prototyping, Screen Mock-ups )

·         Requirements elicitation and documentation (Use Case Specification, Detailed Functional Requirements, User Need Analysis (UNA), and Data Dictionary )

·         Meeting Minutes

·         Requirement Testing (Manual Testing and User Acceptance Testing)

·         MS Office

·         Strong written and oral communication skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these kills will be given preferential consideration.

·         IBM Rational RequisitePro 

·         HP ALM 

·         SharePoint

·         Prior SSA or Federal government experience

 

Send your Resume to swati@zarantech.com or call 515-978-9041

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Business Analyst position in Maryland

Here are the details of Business Analyst position with our client in Maryland.

 

Description of Work:

·         Participate in Orientation and Kick-off meetings.

·         Lead / manage requirements discovery / capture working sessions with an audience of customer and systems Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

·         Analysis.

·         Translate results of requirements/discovery sessions into Requirements / Design documents and User cases

·         Develop requirements.

·         Develop user specifications.

·         Develop system specifications.

·         Produce detailed requirements from high-level requirements.

·         Develop data models diagrams.

·         Create Use Cases.

·         Provide detailed design documentation.

·         Develop documentation for existing applications.

·         Provide weekly status reports on all initiatives in this technical area.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities.

·         Must be able to perform user analysis for systems that impact a large number of users and include the following skills: interviewing skills, analytical skills, observational skills, and interpersonal skill communication skills.

·         Must have a good current working knowledge of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) for project development of both traditional mainframe-based software and highly iterative web-based application.

·         Must be able to elicit continuous improvement opportunities

·         Must have experience with data collection, analysis and reporting of metrics

·         Must be able to demonstrate applied knowledge of internal process and product review

·         Must be able to monitor activities and track actions, issues, review findings to closure

·         Must be outgoing and comfortable with working with a large group of customer contacts.  Must be able to perform within a project team.

·         Must excel in technical writing including analysis and document preparation.

·         Must be a self-starter and take responsibility for completing assignments on time.

·         Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel, and MS Visio.

·         Experience planning and managing systems development projects

·         Experience in negotiating and gaining consensus among customer community to succinctly define requirements expectations

·         Time management skills; organization skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these kills will be given preferential consideration.

 

·         Experience with HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

 

Send Resume to swati@zarantech.com or call 515-978-9041

 

 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Junior Business Analyst position

We have urgent position with our Client in Maryland. They are looking for Junior Analysts.

 

Description of Work:

·         Work independently and support planning & analysis (P&A) activities on various eServices projects.

·         Possess strong oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables to SSA counterparts.

·         Facilitate meetings to elicit and discuss requirements for the eServices projects. Additionally, document and publish meeting minutes, when required.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities.

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

·         In- depth knowledge of SDLC

·         Software Development Methodologies (Waterfall and Agile)

·         Business and User requirements

·         Business Process Development

·         Business Process Reengineering

·         Application Design (Prototyping and Screen Mock-ups )

·         Requirements elicitation and documentation

·         Meeting Minutes

·         Requirement Testing (Manual Testing and User Acceptance Testing)

·         MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) 

·         Strong written and oral communication skills

 

Please email Resume to Swati@zarantech.com or call 515-978-9041

Monday, September 30, 2013

Business Analyst Position In CA

We have Business Analyst position with our client in CA, here are the details---

 

Business Analyst - Thousand Oaks, California 

This position will be part of the Architecting IS program which is focused on transforming all aspects of IS to better support our business. The program is a key initiative for IS and has high-visibility throughout the organization. This position will focus on the Portfolio & Project Lifecycle project, but will also have responsibilities within the overall IS communications team. 

Job Descriptions: 

Work with program team to review processes and develop supporting documentation. Provide input on process design and organizational change impact. Participate in developing process flow diagrams, SIPOCs, Playbooks, and Pilots. Maintain repository of in-progress and improved artifacts on MS SharePoint. 

Requirements: 

3+ years as a business analyst within IS 
Strong communication skills 
MS Office expertise including SharePoint 
Self starter 
Critical thinking
Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines 
Project management
experience is preferred

 

For Resumes and more details contact Swati @ 515-978-9041 or email swati@zarantech.com

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Free Videos for SAP HANA 1.0 SP6 Training

Here are some Free Videos for SAP HANA 1.0 SP6 Training:

1. SAP HANA 1.0 SP6 - HOW TO CREATE A PROCEDURE
2. SAP HANA 1.0 SP6 - BACKUP AND RECOVERY
3. SAP HANA - HOW TO CREATE AND TEST DB TRIGGER
4. SAP HANA - HOW TO CREATE A SEQUENCE
5. SAP HANA - LOADING DATA FROM XML FILE TO HANA USING SAP BODS
6. USING CASE TRANSFORM TO LOAD THE DATA INTO SAP HANA
7. LOADING DATA FROM FLAT FILE TO SAP HANA USING SAP HANA STUDIO
8. LOADING DATA FROM COBOL COPYBOOK TO HANA USING BODS
9. SAP HANA Analytical View in SPS6
10. UNX universe on HANA (VIEWS)
11. SAP HANA HIRARCHIES
12. SAP HANA UNX Universe (TABLES)
13. SAP HANA ATTRIBUTE VIEW in SPS6
14. SAP HANA - VARIABLES AND INPUT PARAMETERS
15. SAP HANA - Calculated Column, Restricted Column Analytical View
16. Importing Meta Data from SAP ECC to HANA Using DataServices
17. Creating Webi Documents Based on SAP HANA
18. Creating Information Space Using SAP BO Explorer Based on HANA Analytical View
19. Creating Exploration View in SAP BO Explorer Based on Information Space Created on SAP HANA
20. Creating Crystal Report Using CRE 4.0 Based on SAP HANA
21. Creating Analysis Workspace Based on SAP HANA

Link for All Videos –
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy9U5GDpYZVOI7QWaqIVjUVwQh9RKil2I

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SAP HANA SPS6 - Various New Developer Features

http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/hana/blog/2013/07/01/sap-hana-sps6--various-new-developer-features?goback=.gmr_3919710.gde_3919710_member_255592054

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Java Developer position in VA

We have Java Developer position OPEN with our Client in Sterling, VA.

 

Skills needed-

 

3-5 years’ experience

MUST have web methods experience

H1B can apply

 

 

Please call Swati @ 515-978-9041 or email Resume to swati@zarantech.com

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

FREE Business Analysis Training - attend these webinars

  • Group: ModernAnalyst.com - Business Analyst Community
  • Subject: How Analysts Can Easily Conquer Today's Data Challenges

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Are you New to SAP - Collection of SAP Books for you

Are you New to SAP - Collection of SAP Books for you

If you are New to SAP or experienced and are looking for resources on SAP, here are some good SAP Books as a reference. Thought it may be useful to you all,


GOOD LUCK.