What is a big data analyst?
A big data analyst is a person who reviews, analyzes, and reports on big data that is stored and managed by an organization.
Big data analysts have a similar job description and skills as data analysts, but they specialize in analyzing big data or big data analytics.
Big data analysts use manual techniques and automated large data analysis / analysis software to analyze large amounts of raw and unstructured data with the intention of finding business insights, intelligence, or other useful information.
Typically, a big data analyst is familiar with big data concepts, has knowledge and skills in using database query languages and big data analysis software, and has a good understanding of data mining and extraction techniques. A big data analyst typically works with data scientists, database developers / administrators, and a management team that controls the scope and goal of big data analysis.