Daniel D. Gutierrez is a Data Scientist with Los Angeles-based AMULET Analytics, a service division of AMULET Development Corp. He's been involved with data science and Big Data long before it came in vogue, so imagine his delight when the Harvard Business Review recently deemed "data scientist" as the sexiest profession for the 21st century. Previously, he taught computer science and database classes at UCLA Extension for over 15 years, and authored three computer industry books on database technology. He also served as technical editor, columnist and writer at a major computer industry monthly publication for 7 years. Follow his data science musings at @AMULETAnalytics.
The big data market is predicted to grow six times faster than the overall IT market. The phenomenal growth in data analytics, business intelligence, open-source tools, and related technologies in 2013 looks set to continue.