At year end 2013, a probing article appeared in CMS Wire, “The End of Data Scientists and Other Predictions.” I remember reading it at the time and thinking to myself, “Oh well, I better fire up a screenplay template in Word like everyone else here in LA and start typing because I’ll be out of work soon.”
insideBIGDATA recently was contacted by our friends over at icrunchdata, a leading job search site for big data, analytics, and technology jobs. Todd Nevins, Co-Founder and Director of Marketing & Media Relations, pointed out that they just passed 500,000 Big Data jobs posted online via the Index powered by icrunchdata.
I’ve been monitoring an interesting discussion on the Big Data and Analytics group over on LinkedIn – “Is there a difference between big data and small data?” It is an interesting question, one that I’ve heard before during my travels down in the trenches as I explore our industry.
Big Data & Brews reminds me of the good old pre-dotcom-bubble days when I used to attend many networking events over at the Westwood Brewery near UCLA. Those were heady days. It was beer and tech back then as it seems to be today. Now, instead of meeting up in person, you can enjoy contemporary discussions of the big data industry by watching the host, Datameer CEO Stephan Groschupf, and his guest in an informal pub atmosphere.
“Tackling big data without a cloud-centric worldview is sort of like building a skyscraper without doing a soil study first: you might make some initial progress, but sooner or later you’ll discover that you need to understand and thoroughly adapt an (inadequate) foundation. At a minimum, you’ll experience false starts and thrashing; in many cases, you may never place a capstone.”