Then we come to how the data laboratory operates, how the real data scientists are organized to carry out their work and how the products of the data laboratory are taken to market. These are very large topics and are beyond the scope of this article. However, I hope I have painted a sketch of why enterprises need data laboratories and what the shape of a data laboratory would look like.
Malcolm Chisholm, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience in enterprise information management and data management and has worked in a wide range of sectors. He specializes in setting up and developing enterprise information management units, master data management, and business rules. His experience includes the financial, manufacturing, government, and pharmaceutical industries. He is the author of How to Build a Business Rules Engine and Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases and Definition in Information Management. He writes numerous articles and is a frequent presenter on these topics at industry events. Chisholm runs the websites http://www.bizrulesengine.com, http://www.refdataportal.com and http://www.data-definition.com. Chisholm is the winner of the 2011 DAMA International Achievement Award.