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Is Data Science a buzzword? Modern Data Scientist defined | Marketing Distillery

May 18, 2017

Is Data Science a buzzword? Modern Data Scientist defined

Modern Data Scientist

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“I think data-scientist is a sexed up term for a statistician…. Statistics is a branch of science. Data scientist is slightly redundant in some way and people shouldn’t berate the term statistician.”

Nate Silver (applied statistician)

According to Gartner, Data Science is reaching its peak of inflated expectations and is considered to be only 2-5 years away from reaching plateau. It is quite new entry on the Gartner Hype Cycle, introduced in August 2014.

Hype Cycle

Source: Gartner, August 2014

It’s also interesting to note what Gartner says about big data, which already passed the peak with estimated plateau reach in 5 to 10 years: “While interest in big data remains undiminished, it has moved beyond the peak because the market has settled into a reasonable set of approaches, and the new technologies and practices are additive to existing solutions.”

Is Data Science still a buzzword without a clear definition? I tried to define it and understand who the Modern Data Scientist is. Have a look below on a new version of Modern Data Scientist infographic and let’s see how Data Science translates into real skills:

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