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When a data scientist drowns in the Data Lake

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6 Responses

  1. J.M. says:

    Thank you for this post! It really inspires the kind of transformation we are trying to accomplish! It is non-sense to hire data scientist when data science is not enable. But I think these data scientists are required to accompany the process and the enablement, also hiring is a must! What do you think?

    • Bigdata Doc Bigdata Doc says:

      This is a fair point! IMHO Data Scientists are required to pinpoint the demand and to guide companies that are building a data lake. Expectations need to be carefully managed though! These Data Scientists are not going to be creating business insights from the very first minute, rather technical insights to support a proper data management strategy

  2. Oscar says:

    Great article! Thanks for your refreshing views Doc!

  3. Ray Feng says:

    I think you are making a point here. It feels a little bit like the mistake of many companies these days. It is part of the game! Maybe it is all about semantics! People call data scientists what you call data engineers! Anyways, I think you are making a bigger deal than it really is! Come on! Nobody drowns in a data lake! Data ninjas know how to survive!

    • Bigdata Doc Bigdata Doc says:

      Hi Ray, I experienced myself having data scientists sitting around, without access to the data, without data understanding in a jungle of duplicated tables… waiting… pushing in all directions but not being able to do their jobs. There are no blacks and whites here…In every good data scientists beats the heart of a data engineer… but believe me, the struggle is real and without certain enablement, you can’t get anything done, no matter how many brilliant minds you have

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