I recently spoke with renowned data scientist DJ Patil, who pointed out that a “data scientist” is “one part hacker, one part analyst, and a whole lot of curiosity.” To turn a business analyst into a data scientist, the trick is to connect with their natural curiosity to motivate them to hone hacking skills:
Tip 1:Ask if they want to learn how to hack. If not, then pair them with a hacker.
It’s likely that, like myself, you have heard again and again about “big data“, its 3 V’s, and the Hadoop brand. Yes, volume, velocity, and variety of data are making it difficult to use traditional data solutions like BI cubes, relational databases, and bespoke data pipelines. The world needs new superheroes like Hadoop, NoSQL, NewSQL, DevOps, etc. to solve our woes.
Contributed by Jim Kaskade, CEO at Infochimps Do you think they truly under stood just how fast the data infrastructure marketplace was going to change? That is the question that comes to mind when I think about Donald Feinberg and Mark Beyer at Gartner who, last year, wrote about how the data warehouse market ...