Appreciating the relationship
between Data Science and business intelligence has been the subject of debate.
Organizations, large and small, have taken various paths on the quest for
better, more data-driven decision making.
Historically, many large organizations were dependent on centralized IT-driven
projects to develop reports and dashboards.
As pressure has increased to become more agile in creating and delivering
insights to improve how decisions are made, organizations are eying self-service
BI tools and open source Data Science frameworks.
Basically, BI collects data to understand the past and DS generates data to
model future events.
Data Science and BI can facilitate each other and many firms are leveraging Data
Science in conjunction with BI.
While BI is a good initial step, Data Science is needed to realize deeper
Outlook Series' Michael Lippis interviews Lou Bajuk to gain RStudio's perspective on
BI & Data Science.
Lou is a Sr. Director of Product
Marketing at RStudio.