Once again, people in the information management field are confronted with a new term surrounded by lots of excitement and promise, but also lots of hype and ambiguity. The term du jour is data science. I will attempt to give a reasonable definition for data science and describe the capabilities possessed by a data scientist. I’ll also attempt to compare and contrast data science with business intelligence and data analysis, which often seem to be confused with (or considered synonymous with) with data science.

The Hype

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