Data science

Data science
Data science

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data. It apply knowledge and actionable insights from data across a broad range of application domains. Data science is related to data mining, machine learning and big data. A groundbreaking study in 2013 reported 90% of the entirety of the world’s data has been created within the previous two years. Let that sink in. In just two years, we’ve collected and processed 9x the amount of information than the previous 92,000 years of humankind combined. And it isn’t slowing down. It’s projected we’ve already created 2.7 zettabytes of data, and by 2020, that number will balloon to an astounding 44 zettabytes.

According to Glassdoor, Data Scientists make an average of $116,100 per year. This makes it a highly lucrative career option.


Data scientists examine which questions need answering and where to find the related data. They have business acumen and analytical skills as well as the ability to mine, clean, and present data. Businesses use data scientists to source, manage, and analyze large amounts of unstructured data.

How do I start-

  1. Choose the right role.
  2. Take up a Course and Complete it.
  3. Choose a Tool / Language and stick to it.
  4. Join a peer group.
  5. Focus on practical applications and not just theory.
  6. Follow the right resources.
  7. Work on your Communication skills.