This certification is intended for IBM Big Data Engineers. The Big Data Engineer works directly with the Data Architect and hands-on Developers to convert the architect's Big Data vision and blueprint into a Big Data reality. The Data Engineer possesses a deep level of technical knowledge and experience across a wide array of products and technologies. A Data Engineer understands how to apply technologies to solve big data problems, and has the ability to build large-scale data processing systems for the enterprise. Data engineers develop, maintain, test and evaluate big data solutions within organizations. They provide input on the needed hardware and software to the architects.