There’s a small pool of professionals who possess the skill
set that makes for a good data scientist. With many of them
physically located in Silicon Valley and charging high premiums
for their services, vendors are focusing on how to automate as
much of the data science processes and skills as possible.
The revamped Aster Discovery Platform that Teradata Corp.
announced at February’s TDWI World Conference in Las Vegas is
just one harbinger of things to come. The company bills its new
Aster Discovery Platform v5.1 as a “data science solution in a
box.” Given the complexity commonly associated with predictive
analytics, this might sound like the company is promising too
much. David Stodder, director of TDWI Research for business
intelligence (BI), argues that Teradata’s solution could be an
effective and innovative approach to an extremely difficult
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