David F. McCoy of Cloudera talks about being a data scientist

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Big data only means big money because of the people behind the technology. Yesterday, Palo Alto, California-based Cloudera announced a $160 million fundraising round led by T. Rowe Price, Google Ventures and more. But it wasn’t until today that the company pulled the curtain back on one of its ever-so-valuable data scientists, David F. McCoy.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

In the Sherlock Holmes stories, his sidekick, Dr. Watson, describes their adventures as a “half-sporting, half-intellectual pleasure.” I like to say data science is a “half-scientific, half-engineering pleasure.” There is the unknown a-ha or eureka factor of scientific investigation paired with the constructive design satisfaction of engineering code to perform the analysis and deal with large size and large dimensionality data sets.

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