Leaving Data on the Table:

Data Scientists Reveal Obstacles to
Big Data Analytics

Paradigm4 teamed up with Innovation Enterprise to ask over 100 data scientists for their help separating Big Data hype from reality. What we learned is that data scientists face multiple challenges achieving their company’s analytical aspirations. The upshot is that businesses are leaving data — and money — on the table.

The Big Takeaways…


  1. Data variety is proving to be more important than volume
  2. Data scientists are turning to complex analytics to analyze their big data
  3. Moving big data poses difficult challenges to data scientists
  4. Hadoop only takes you so far
  5. Existing RDBMSs are inadequate for analyzing the variety of data sources
  6. Big data means big stress for data scientists
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