This paper discusses the role of the data scientist, what a data scientist is, and the set of skills needed to become one.
CATEGORY: Data Science
Big data is often approached as a mere technical problem, while many times projects fail because of lack of strategic focus. Implementing the right process may help companies to efficiently run analytics works and for this reason, the paper proposes a few concepts that can support the organizational development of a big data blueprint. Three main ideas will be outlined here: the data lean approach, the maturity map, and different organization models for a data team.
Geospatial Big Data analytics are changing the way that businesses operate in many industries. Although a good number of research works have reported in the literature on geospatial data analytics and real-time data processing of large spatial data streams, only a few have addressed the full geospatial big data analytics project lifecycle and geospatial data science project lifecycle. Big data analysis differs from traditional data analysis primarily due to the volume, velocity and variety characteristics of the data being processed. One motivation in introducing a new framework is to address these big data analysis challenges. Geospatial data science projects differ from most traditional data analysis projects because they could be complex and in need of advanced technologies in comparison to the traditional data analysis projects. For this reason, it is essential to have a process to govern the project and ensure that the project participants are competent enough to carry on the process. To this end, this paper presents, new geospatial big data mining and machine learning framework for geospatial data acquisition, data fusion, data storing, managing, processing, analysing, visualising and modelling and evaluation. Having a good process for data analysis and clear guidelines for comprehensive analysis is always a plus point for any data science project. It also helps to predict required time and resources early in the process to get a clear idea of the business problem to be solved.
This paper illustrates tips and tools to run a data science practice within an organization. It will also give some tools to understand the stage of data science maturity of the company.