Data Scientists Will Unlock Big Data’s Promise

By Oliver V., President and Principal Architect at Solution Forge, LLC - Monday, January 07, 2013

Irving Wladawsky-Berger says experts are questioning whether it is big data per se that we should be excited about, or the emerging data science disciplines, which aim to leverage big data to discover new insights, enhance...


Thanks for posting Oliver. In summary a tool is just a tool, it is what you do with it that matters. And of course doing something useful with it requires expertise, imagination, and knowing the operating context you are seeking to understand. One point I'd raise here - the Loukides quote "the users are in a feedback loop in which they contribute to the products they use. That’s the beginning of data science." is WAY too narrow in how it is presented. Chances are it was out of context because the idea that data science is only expressed in consumer-oriented business simply isn't true.

By Tom D., Big Data Solution Architecture. Program Director, Big Data Technologies focused on Hadoop / Cassandra and analytics - Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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