The Orlando region is home to many leaders in data analytics, including established companies like Pentaho, Auritas, Deloitte and VisualCue.

Founded in Orlando, Pentaho hosts an open-source comprehensive data integration and business analytics platform that is used by industry leaders such as Sears Holdings and NASDAQ. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd for more than $500 million, a move that provides opportunity for growth in Orlando. According to Pentaho leadership, the company enjoys its Orlando location because of the convenience of the Orlando International Airport, which hosts over 175 daily nonstop flights.

With businesses turning to big data to guide corporate decisions, the need for a data analytics talent pool has grown. Fortunately, Orlando’s higher education institutions have developed degree programs to meet this demand. Many Orlando-based colleges offer graduate degrees in business intelligence and data analytics:

The need for data analytics and intelligence continues to grow as technology evolves and society becomes increasingly digital. Orlando is positioned as a front-runner for data analytics because of its highly skilled workforce pipeline and business friendly environment.

“The Orlando area proved to be a great location for the U.S. Delivery Center,” noted Bert Naquin, managing director of Deloitte Consulting LLP. “We met our initial hiring goals in half the time we expected it would take, and given the success of the center and to stay ahead of clients’ needs, we’re adding up to 850 new jobs to our Lake Mary Center.  The strength of the region – including a thriving international community and well-respected educational institutions – providing access to skilled, tech savvy workers – confirms our original choice for this location and makes expansion an easy call.”

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