Learn How to Create and Manage Big Data Teams

This Free, 73 Page E-Book is the Complete Guide to Successful Big Data projects

I’m really tired of seeing Big Data projects fail. They fail for both technical and managerial reasons. They all fail for similar reasons and that’s just sad because we can fix or prevent them. Gartner’s research shows that 85% of Big Data projects don’t even make it into production.

Only 15 percent of businesses reported deploying their big data project to production, effectively unchanged from last year (14 percent). – Source: October 4, 2016 Gartner Press Release

Hi, I’m Jesse Anderson the author of this book and Managing Director of Big Data Institute. I’m former Cloudera and Intuit too. I’m published on O’Reilly and Pragmatic Programmers. I’ve been covered in everything from The Wall Street Journal to the BBC to NPR. I speak extensively at the top Big Data conferences like Strata+Hadoop World.

I’ve taught extensively at hundreds of organizations and had thousands of students in my classes. I teach both the organizations’ management teams and their technical teams. With all of this experience, I can walk into a company and know within a short time whether the organization will fall into the 85% of failures or the 15% of successful projects.

If you want to know how to steer the Big Data road ahead, ask someone who’s been there. Jesse’s been there and can help get you there, too.

Andy Hunt

Author, The Pragmatic Programmer, Practices of an Agile Developer, Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware

Would you like to know what I teach successful organizations to do?

Would you like to avoid the failures of unsuccessful organizations I’ve fixed?

I wrote the book on managing Big Data projects. In it, I pass on the concepts and topics I teach at Fortune 100 companies to make them successful. These are the strategies, concepts, and tactics that take underperforming or failing teams and makes them productive. I show teams that are just starting out how to set themselves up for success.

I’ve captured this extensive knowledge and experience in my book, Data Engineering Teams: Creating Successful Big Data Teams and Products. This book represents the practical guide for how to manage and create Big Data teams. It shows the exact steps I teach organizations to take when creating Big Data solutions.

The book is available in PDF and EPUB formats. Once you sign up in the form below, we’ll send you the links so you can download it and read it. We’ll also give you the extra tools to help you calculate your probability of success.

We’ve always had teams for managing databases, but with the data management landscape so rapidly evolving – you need to take your data teams to a whole new level. Jesse Anderson is an industry veteran who taught and mentored countless data engineering teams – it is wonderful that he finally decided to put his vast knowledge and experience on paper. Whether you are trying to modernize existing data infrastructure or you are building a brand new team from scratch, this short book has everything you need to get started in the right direction.

Gwen Shapira

Software Engineer, Confluent. Author of Kafka the Definitive Guide and Hadoop Application Architectures

Take a look at what other people have said about Data Engineering Teams

I’m impressed by the content. I was a bit skeptical when I saw the title, but the content is really great. This topic can be boring and depends a lot of the organization. Jesse’s approach is interesting because it’s based on fact and technical skills oriented, which makes more sense to me.

Jean-Baptiste Onofré

Technical Fellow, Talend

Data Engineering is a topic rich with complexities; Data Engineering Teams distills that detail into manageable pieces. Coming to lead a data science and engineering team from a data science background, it was incredibly helpful to have the data engineering team’s capabilities spelled out in practical detail including how their skillset complements those of data scientists. It has never been more important to attack software development with an iterative process and a learning oriented mindset.Data Engineering Teams is an invaluable guide whether you are building your first data engineering team or trying to continually improve an established team. Since reading this book, our team members understand each other better and we have already seen improvements in collaboration between data scientists and engineers.

Michael Zargham, PhD

Director, Cadent

Personally, I am working with Hadoop for ten years now and it still surprises me at what entry level the technology is at enterprise. Even with just MapReduce, before the dawn of real-time and event processing in Hadoop, the promises were tremendous – yet still many struggle every day to find their application of Big Data. We all know it is a must and that there are great opportunities out there, we read it very day. But why is it so hard to find them, and even harder to get implemented successfully? Jesse has years of experience in the field and knows the issues first hand. I have to commend him for saying it straight up: there is a skills gap that needs to be filled by more than one person. You have to assemble a team that brings together everything that (at least to a basic level) is needed to succeed in implementing Big Data solutions. Please heed his words, they are only too true to be missed! I wish every middle to upper management would read this first.

Lars George

Partner and Co-Founder, OpenCore - Author: HBase – The Definitive Guide

Here is what you’ll learn in Data Engineering Teams

  • Why do some teams succeed and why do some fail? (Chapter 7)
  • Why is it absolutely crucial that data engineering teams understand and flesh out the use cases? (Chapter 6)
  • What are the exact steps to follow when creating and executing a Big Data project? (Chapter 8)
  • Why is Big Data so much more complicated than small data? (Chapter 2)
  • What is your team’s probability of success when creating your Big Data project (Chapter 8)
  • What is a qualified Data Engineer and why is it crucial to have one on your team (Chapter 4)
  • When should a data engineering team start looking at and choosing the technology stack? (Chapter 7)
  • What is a data engineering team and which skills does a data engineering team need? (Chapter 3)
  • What is a Data Engineer and what should you look for in successful ones? (Chapter 4)
  • What are data pipelines and why are they so complicated to build? (Chapter 5)
  • What does Big Data mean for software engineering teams? (Chapter 2)
  • What does Big Data mean for data warehousing teams? (Chapter 2)
  • How should a data engineering team work with the operations team? (Chapter 3)
  • How should a data engineering team work with the quality assurance team? (Chapter 3)
  • What makes a data engineering team productive and why should one exist in the first place? (Chapter 5)
  • How should a data engineering team work with the data science, data warehousing, and BI/Analytics teams? (Chapter 5)
  • How do the most successful teams run their projects and how do they break them down into smaller, more attainable pieces? (Chapter 7)
  • What resources, tools, and equipment will the team need in order to be successful? (Chapter 5)
  • Why is it important that data engineering teams use the right tool for the job when creating Big Data solutions? (Chapter 6)

We invite you to dramatically increase your team’s probability of success by following our proven methods for creating successful Big Data projects

Take the first step towards a successful Big Data project and download our free E-Book.