The data scientist role has been called the “hot job of the decade” – Harvard Business Review has even dubbed it “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” Regardless of what you call it, one thing is clear: the field of data science is exploding. At the center of it all are data scientists.

Over the last few years, there has been a shift. Data scientists are no longer working in isolation – data needs to be accessed by all departments. Modern big data discovery tools such as Platfora enable all employees to access the data – streamlining the data prep process by combining traditionally separate tools and allowing data scientists to spend more time using advanced analytics capabilities to find hidden insights that solve business problems. The infographic below shows the evolution of the data scientist – marking the transition from data drudgery to modern data science for all.

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