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The best possible example of the usage of big data analytics can be found in the legendary fictional works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes, as we all know him today through the famous crime detective show, Sherlock is said to be one of the biggest patrons of this concept. The world’s first consulting detective, Holmes once said, “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” These words uttered during the case of A Study in Scarlet, hold true as data proved to be his timely assistant in solving extremely difficult cases, by helping him come to perfect deductions.
As we accumulate more and more of this data, we feel the need to have optimal processing skills and analytical capabilities in order to process it. India, as a country has been making a lot of growth with many government agencies and private companies, getting on board with the data analytics revolution. Continuing in the same vein, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has also put together the ‘Big Data Management Policy’ for Indian audit and accounts departments, in order to foster the use of data analytics and ensure the improvement of their functions. Many more efforts are being taken in the same regard, like for instance the Centre for Data Management and Analytics (CDMA) has been inaugurated, in order to synthesize and integrate relevant data for auditing process. The aim here is to exploit data rich environments, on both the state level as well as the central level in order to develop the audit and accounts department.
Data has always helped humans in increasing the level of their decision making skills, in every field of medicine, science, and technology. The recent couple of years saw a great surge in the availability and accessibility of Big Data and its storage options. With big data coming to the fore, it has begun arriving on the scene with alarming velocity, volume, and variety. With so many technological advancements revolving around the accessibility and storage, have led to the opening up of new and empowering possibilities.
On the other hand, there are DISCOMS, which are set up for capturing all the data from the sensors, which are installed in order to analyse the power usage patterns, so as to put together preventive measures for Aggregated Technical and Commercial losses. All the cloud based and predictive analytics solutions given by industries in retail, telecom, and healthcare, have collectively resulted in the rapid growth of the country’s industry and economy. Today as it stands, India has about 600 data analytics firms, in addition to the 100 new start-ups, that have been set up in the year 2015. This clearly reflects on the demand for data scientists in the not so far away future. This is why a number of students have been attracted to the field of data science. As not many generic educational institutes are able to provide the required training, many candidates seek help from professional training institutes like Imarticus Learning, which provide a number of industry endorsed courses in the field of Finance and Data Analytics.