What is data science?

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Data science is an interdisciplinary field about processes and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured. A lot of people are trying to define the term data scientist. However it is still a ‘fuzzy’ term. At the Joint Statistical Meetings of American Statistical Association, applied statistician Nate […]

How big is big data?

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Big data is a commonly used term, but how “big” is data really? Data is created every at a rate of 2.5 quintillion bytes per day. That’s 2,500,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. This would fill around 100 million blu-ray discs. The rate in which data is created is truly staggering: 90% percent of all the data has been […]