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The Right Skills for Big Data Jobs

“A lot of organizations have a mismatch between the talents that they could be hiring and the technologies platforms that they have in place,” said David Smith, data scientist and vice president of corporate marketing at statistical software company Revolution Analytics. “As their analytics platform, many organizations have legacy systems in place from the mainframe era, but data scientists have grown up in an environment of open source software and open data APIs, so this creates a real mismatch.”