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Which is better to study data science or big data?

Data science is the super-set which encompasses Big Data technologies as well; however, students specializing in Big Data & Data science have certain demarcations both in terms of the specialized skillsets they acquire & hone, as well as the opportunities & demand in the market. Both Big Data analysts as well as data scientist need to be focussed on ‘data’ – however, big data analyst should emphasize on data organizational & structuring and creating a mechanism wherein business analysts & data scientist can seamlessly access the requisite data.

Data scientist, on the other hand, focuses on application of machine learning techniques & algorithms on the accessed data to derive actionable insights. Therefore, the choice of specialization depends largely on the interest level of the candidates – a more technically blended student should progress in the field of Big Data while a more statistically inclined student should look for data science as a career prospect.