“Big data” is here to stay. It’s not only growing in size (from megabytes to petabytes and zettabytes), but also in form (images, text, video, audio, etc.) and velocity (from periodic updates to real-time updates). The big data business is expected to be a 53.4 billion industry as early as the year 2016. But who will sift through the raw numbers to find these valuable insights everyone wants? That where the Data Scientists come into play.
Whether companies know what a Data Scientist is or not, they’re using the term frequently in their job postings. Let’s define the role and clear that up. The duty of a data scientist is to analyze large amounts of raw data to gain valuable insights, giving companies a competitive edge. This can be a tricky job, as most