Smart Data Discovery Will Enable a New Class of Citizen Data Scientist
This Gartner report establishes the innovation market of smart data discovery that is transforming BI and Analytics.
Gartner wrote, "Although data discovery has enabled business users to conduct transformative interactive analysis and exploration versus traditional BI, much of the analytic workflow for preparing data, finding patterns in large, complex data and sharing findings with other users from data remains largely manual.
"Even though ease of use is a hallmark of data discovery tools, since users explore patterns manually, it is not possible for them to explore every possible combination of data. Relying on business users to manually find patterns may result in missing key findings or in users drawing their own incorrect or incomplete conclusions that may adversely impact decision making and lead to wasted efforts to optimize and improve outcomes.
"Visualizations are a powerful and consumable way to communicate patterns in data versus tables or lists. However, they do not always highlight statistically significant findings. They require user interpretation to determine whether findings are relevant, significant and actionable. Moreover, finding insights from advanced analytics — a holy grail for most companies — requires chronically scarce specialized data science skills.
"While vendor products are still maturing, Gartner believes that smart data discovery will be one of the next analytics market disruptions, as it addresses many of the limitations of current data discovery tools while making it possible to efficiently extend insights from advanced analytics to an even broader range of users or citizen data scientists.”
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Smart Data Discovery Will Enable a New Class of Citizen Data Scientist, Rita L. Sallam, Josh Parenteau, 29 June 2015.