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Data Digest: Data Scientist in His Own Words, Efficient Compliance, and Selecting the Best Infrastructure

A real data scientist explains what he does and what his job is like, plus 9 tips for making a big data strategy effective and compliant, and selecting the best infrastructure for your enterprise.

Defining the Data Scientist in His Own Words
(Source: ADT Magazine)

As other authors have pointed out, the data scientist is the hottest new job in the enterprise. This article attempts to define what they do, but takes a different approach than most. Instead of just looking at what the position itself should entail, the author here asks a real data scientist what he does and what his job is like.


Making an Efficient and Compliant Data Strategy
(Source: Dark Reading)

Before undertaking an ambitious big data plan, it might be prudent to make sure that your plan falls within legal boundaries. This article offers nine tips for making a big data strategy that is effective and compliant with regulations.


Selecting the Best Infrastructure for Your Enterprise
(Source: Data Center Knowledge)

Once you have a big data plan, you need to store the information somewhere. The cloud is the hot new infrastructure, but is it the best choice? This article runs down the five main types of infrastructures -- from traditional to cloud to hybrid -- to help you make the best choice for your enterprise.

About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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