Big Data, the big daddy of buzzwords that has been done to death by industry pundits and leading publishers with their understanding of what it means and its impact on the way we do business.
If technology thought leader Gartner is to be believed, Big Data is that fat lady whose size is 3 Vs big:
Cloud computing services from the likes of AWS and Microsoft Azure are instrumental in containing this ever increasing data bulge.
In the absence of proper utilization, Big Data is akin to a huge blob of whale vomit that is waiting to be discovered by those who recognize and understand its value. We have data scientists to help enterprises out for that sort of thing.
The biggest problem with data scientists is that they are hard to come by. All the good ones are. In fact, their skills set is so rare that they have been dubbed as Unicorn Data Scientists. Businesses are willing to pay an upwards of $200,000 a year just to warm a seat up.
So what goes into the making of good data scientists? Two things:
That’s a combination that is as hard to find as two Giant Pandas who are in the mood to mate.
Fortunately, Big Data SaaS applications built by data scientists are around to help businesses pick up the slack. It makes sense to use them because:
The best thing about SaaS applications is that your team members don’t need to be technically qualified to use them. SaaS products are plug and play in nature that simply require you to have nothing but inquisitiveness. Proficiency with spreadsheets is an added advantage, but not a ‘must-have’.
In light of this it is easy to see how SaaS tools bring about democratization of data. A good SaaS big data tool empowers every user to become a citizen data scientist by giving them the opportunity to effortlessly deep dive into available data without waiting for approvals or a helping hand from the IT department. All that is required are login credentials and a browser of your choice like Chrome or Firefox.
At Mo-Data we have developed one such big data tool that allows businesses to create an army of citizen data scientists. Data Scout is our business analytics tool that empowers you to get more out of your data in the following ways:
If Data Scout sounds like the kind of tool your organization needs, then we would like to hear from you.