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The term Data Science refers to a new job role for the person in the organization who understands how to find, aggregate, and analyze vast amounts of data for creative new business purposes. While this sounds like a complex role, in reality this is a person who has deep skills in database design, statistics, analysis, and understands the business well. DJ Patil, one of the original data scientists at Google (where this discipline began), describes it well here. http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/09/building-data-science-teams.html