Jaspersoft Surpasses 5,000 Students on IBM Big Data University

“Hadoop Reporting and Analysis” Course Records 5,000th Registrant in Just Nine Months as Enterprise Demand for Big Data Analytics Continues to Increase

SAN FRANCISCO – June 11, 2013 – Jaspersoft, the intelligence inside applications and business processes, today announced that its Hadoop Reporting and Analysis course on IBM’s Big Data University, an online learning portal that promotes Big Data best practices for business professionals, has registered more than 5,000 students since its September 2012 launch. The course, which provides a reporting and analysis certification for Big Data professionals who work on the Hadoop platform, is offered free of charge.

As enterprises have increasingly embraced Big Data as an important source from which to gain operational insight and make better business decisions, there has been a considerable increase in demand for professionals with data analysis and reporting skillsets. A recent study from McKinsey & Co. points to a dramatic shortage of knowledge workers with Big Data skills, including a shortage of nearly 150,000 Big Data analysts and 1.5 million managers capable of using Big Data to influence business decisions.

“Big Data University is a collaboration of Big Data industry leaders teaming together to advance the understanding of Big Data technologies,” said Leon Katsnelson, community leader for Big Data University and program director for big data and cloud computing for IBM. “We have over 80,000 participants around the world and we’re thrilled to have Jaspersoft as one of our teaching partners. Big Data skills enable our students to contribute more to their organizations, as well as advance their own careers.”

“Our open source heritage and leadership role in the Big Data community have enabled us to offer free business intelligence training and certification to the community, and we’re delighted to be able to do that,” said Karl Van den Bergh, vice president of product and alliances for Jaspersoft. “We are proud that over 5,000 students have already advanced their skills with our course, and we hope that many more will achieve free certification. The value of Big Data derives from the insights it provides, and this course provides the skills to achieve those valuable insights.”

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Interested individuals can view the course description and register here, as well as browse Big Data University’s full course catalogue.

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About Jaspersoft
Jaspersoft empowers millions of people every day to make better decisions faster by bringing them timely, actionable data inside their apps and business processes. Its embeddable, cost-effective reporting and analytics platform allows anyone to quickly self serve and get the answers they need and scales architecturally and economically to reach everyone. Thanks to a community that is hundreds-of-thousands strong, Jaspersoft’s commercial open source software has been downloaded millions of times and is used to create the intelligence inside hundreds of thousands of apps and business processes. Jaspersoft is a privately held company with offices around the world. For more information visit http://www.jaspersoft.com and http://community.jaspersoft.com

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