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What's the Difference Between Data Science and Analytics?

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Dr. Goutam Chakraborty, professor, Oklahoma State University gives his take on the difference between data science and analytics. He also shares skills you need to get into both of these high-demand careers. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAS SOFTWARE YOUTUBE CHANNEL ABOUT SAS SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. VISIT SAS CONNECT WITH SAS SAS ► SAS Customer Support ► SAS Communities ► Facebook ► Twitter ► LinkedIn ► Google+ ► Blogs ► RSS ►
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Shubham vyas (5 months ago)
Can a physicist become a data scientist if he knows programming and other stuff of computer science.
SAS Software (5 months ago)
Shubham, thank you for your inquiry! You can learn more about what it takes to be a data scientist and resources SAS has available to you to get started here
Haroon Khan (7 months ago)
What should be your basic qualification to do data science or big data
SAS Software (7 months ago)
Haroon, you can see training preparations for these certifications here Let us know if you need further assistance.
Antonio Mancini (9 months ago)
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Artur V (1 year ago)
Jumpstart to 00:35. You are welcome.
nbl23 (1 year ago)
I am applying for a course in data analytics.. can I do the job of a data scientist as well? I have a background working in software engineering professionally without any formal degree
SAS Software (1 year ago)
Thank you for your interest! Here are a few resources that may be helpful: What is a Data Scientist? Top three reasons to become a data scientist 7 tips for becoming a data science unicorn SAS Programming 1: Essentials, free e-Learning course SAS® Academy for Data Science
Naas Si Ahmed (1 year ago)
Well, I think he is talking in a very general way. They pretty much the same, but when we talk about Bid data I think we definitely we go for a data scientist.
Asad Chohan (1 year ago)
I am not convinced by his answer. Doing Data science is part/phase/component of business analytics process. It plays a role in proving some actionable insights leading to "Business Analytics".
raj bujji (1 year ago)
Hi SAS team,I am Rajesh from India, i am poor in statistics and maths. But present i am working as reporting analyst. Is this a best idea to transform myself into DS. What would be your suggestion on this?
SAS Software (1 year ago)
Hi, Raj! We're happy to assist you. To clarify, are you looking to train specifically in SAS? If so, do you have SAS experience already or would you be starting from the beginning?
chidambaram karthik (1 year ago)
Hi, I have been in the CDM domain for a good 6 years now and would like to shift my career to Data sciences. What should I do to achieve this and what are the skill sets I have to develop in particular?
SAS Software (1 year ago)
Hi there! Here are a few resources that may be helpful: What is a Data Scientist? Top three reasons to become a data scientist 7 tips for becoming a data science unicorn SAS Programming 1: Essentials, free e-Learning course SAS® Academy for Data Science
chemi yougyal (1 year ago)
Hi Prof. and SAS team, could you please guide on how wise is it to shift career towards Data Scientist, as i am a M. Pharm graduate and have 7 yrs of experience in sales and Marketing. But dont have any knowledge on programming specifically but i am really interested in data scientist job or role... Lots of new strech on every front of probs.. My mail id- Pls guide me.
chemi yougyal (1 year ago)
Thank you will look into that
SAS Software (1 year ago)
Thanks, Chemi! We've replied via your gmail address so look for a response there.
chemi yougyal (1 year ago)
M from india
SAS Software (1 year ago)
We're happy to help! To ensure we send the most appropriate resources, what country are you in?
l garciadiego (2 years ago)
I think he's describing more like Data Engineering roles. From my knowledge, the main difference are the skills that you must have not only with programming (everyone can program) but must importantly with maths and statistics.
Sandy Sandeep (2 years ago)
What exact topics I need to learn to become a Data Analyst? Python - Pandas, Matplotlib, Numpy. Statistics SQL Then? What other things I should learn?
playingfool (2 years ago)
you need to have mathematical geometry...graph theory..matrix..number theory,sets,probability and others....also learn data structures ...sql is just not enough...tree,graphs and gonna also need algorithm skill too...that would be pretty tough and time consuming. all the best for future.
Nawal (2 years ago)
Join some Indian company, they will help your fix your resume with 5 year working experience in data science. That's it! :)
SAS Software (2 years ago)
Hello Sandy: We recommend checking out the "Analysts" section in our Advanced Analytics Learning Path here: We also have our SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9: Regression and Modeling Credential, which you can learn more about here: We hope those help, and we wish you much success with SAS!