Big Data Analytics
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It's no surprise that companies foresee a talent shortage for data scientists at the same time they're being overwhelmed in their data. A new survey by storage vendor EMC, though, finds that only a third of data scientists themselves believe their companies are able to make business decisions that would help them gain competitive advantage, reveal customer insights or otherwise effectively use the data.
Among the results of the international survey of 500 people in data science or related professions:
In a blog post, EMC's Chuck Hollis, VP-global marketing CTO, refers to data scientists as the "rock stars" of the future. He says they're not your typical BI analyst: They're more likely to hold advanced degrees, with background in the sciences (not business), they're more likely to interact with data in more ways and with different tools. They're more likely to be "data experimenters" as opposed to doing strictly analysis.
How do you create a smaller, well-resourced setting in a much larger environment that will attract the key talent you'll need?
In conjunction with release of the survey, EMC has added a training and certification in data science and Big Data analytics, using its "open curriculum," meaning it's vendor neutral.