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How IT Supports the Data Science Operation

November 04, 2019 / Mary E. Shacklett

The data science world in its most puristic state is populated by parallel processing servers that primarily run Hadoop and execute in batch mode, large troves of data that these processors operate on, and statistically and scientifically trained data scientists who know nothing about IT, or about the requirements of maintaining an IT operation.While there are organizations that include data science specialties within IT and therefore have the IT management and support expertise nearby, there are an equal number of companies that run their data science departments independently of IT. These departments have little clue of the IT disciplines needed to maintain and support the health of a big data ecosystem.This is also why many organizations are discovering how critical it is to have data science and IT work hand in hand