Is Data Science still the hot field?

Intel / Mktg

Intel Mktg

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Aug 12, 2018 13 Comments

Considering everyone is joining this bandwagon, do you guys think this will still be the hot field in upcoming years? Is it wise to switch career in this filed after working for 5+ years in tech sales and marketing?


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TOP 13 Comments
  • Amazon G7He5hd
    Hadoop and big data are the current bee's knees.
    Aug 12, 2018 6
    • Oath / Eng [object
      👆Could be the SV bubble. Every field is in demand in the valley.
      Aug 12, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng blkss
      Expedia in your opinion what qualifies as an respectable distributed system engineer/ big data specialist? how does one get there? how much tc with x yoe to expect?
      Aug 12, 2018
    • Expedia Wlxnsm
      Being able to understand the dynamics of the various systems, how to find root causes when things go wrong, tradeoffs of choices and how to actually build valuable production systems. This is in stark contrast with people who come in with some ability to write the code but fail to understand the unique elements of distributed big data systems.
      Aug 12, 2018
    • Cook Medical pYKF84
      From what I see there’s a lot of curbed enthusiasm around Hadoop. Pretty widely used though no doubt.
      Aug 16, 2018
    • Expedia Lhxbqm
      Hadoop itself is effectively deprecated, especially Mapreduce which wins 0 battles. HDFS still has merit but many prefer the cloud data lake in S3, ADLS, etc. There aren't really any non-hadoop ecosystem alternatives to do big data (e.g. Spark, Storm, Flink, etc). Dask could qualify as a "competitor," but has massive performance drawbacks due to using Python.
      Aug 16, 2018
  • I think it's a hot field but data scientists seem to be getting paid less than software engineers. I don't know why.
    Aug 12, 2018 1
    • Netflix login
      Because most of the time data scientists don't produce anything substantial. If anything, it is usually an incremental gain on top of what was already built by swe.
      Aug 14, 2018
  • HCA Healthcare

    HCA Healthcare

    Change Healthcare
    I don't think it'll be hot for long. Real world value from DS is hard to deliver in industries outside of the SV tech scene. Much like the NoSQL/Big Data trends were on a hype curve, so to is DS.
    Aug 17, 2018 1
    • Apple ocbI10
      Demand for DS that focuses on extracting real business value will continue to grow inside and outside of SV. Maybe it will be called something else, but data insight that adds value to a company will probably not go out of style.
      Aug 17, 2018
  • Apple ocbI10
    It takes a unique set of skills, experience, and creativity to become a really impactful DS. The ones that have it can write there own ticket.
    Aug 15, 2018 0
  • Volvo / Eng

    Volvo Eng

    10+ YOE in USA; 4+ globally
    Aug 12, 2018 0