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November 21, 2017

What is Data Science?

Big Data. Data Analytics. Data Science. You’ve probably heard the terms before and are wondering: What is data science? What is a data scientist? What does a data scientist do, and how can I become one? In today’s data-driven world, businesses and other organizations are collecting information that could help improve their products and services, but there’s just one problem: too much data! How can a business executive cut through all the numbers, find important trends, and make the right decision? They need a data scientist to help make sense of the information.