December 5, 2011 – The rise of big data is rocketing the need for data scientists, exposing a coming shortage at the position which is largely not expected to come from the pool of existing BI workers, according to a new global survey from storage and data management vendor EMC.

The EMC Data Science Survey involved responses from nearly 500 IT decision-makers from the U.S., Europe, India and China. Questions surrounded the definition of the evolving position of the data scientist as an IT specialist dealing with the exponential growth in data sources, but in different, deeper ways than other business intelligence professionals.

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