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October 16, 2013

Survey Shows Big Data Projects Getting by Without Data Scientists, For Now

By Loraine Lawson

You hear it all the time: There simply aren’t enough trained data scientists to support the demand for Big Data analytics.

But here’s an interesting fact from TDWI’s best practices report on “Managing Big Data”: The data scientists aren’t really managing it now.

Actually, there’s an incredible range of job titles that manage Big Data. Out of 297 responses from 166 respondents (they could choose multiple options), only 6 percent said data scientists manage Big Data in their organizations.