Data Scientists: The Myth and the Reality

Given the fact that the term “data scientist” has only been around since 2008, it is a surprising fact to learn that there is a major global shortage of the wonderful wizards of big data. In 2008, DJ Patil, who at the time was the head of analytics at LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), created the “people you may know feature” through the interpretation of big data. This gives you an idea how the use of big data has shaped our everyday technological life. But just what is data science, and why is it the hottest, most in-demand career in tech right now? A study into the current job market by my company predicts that the Irish market for data scientists is set to boom, with far more jobs in data analytics…


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