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What exactly is the actual job of data mining engineer? What skills are required to become a data miner?

Question asked by TANMAY PAGARE in #General Knowledge #Programming #Big Data on Dec 22, 2019
TANMAY PAGARE · Dec 22, 2019
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I wish to know more about the actual job of a data mining engineer and the skills required by a fresh graduate to get into data mining. 

Are the any specific courses that I can take?

Posted in: #General Knowledge #Programming #Big Data
Divisha Madupalli
Divisha Madupalli · Dec 22, 2019
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Data mining in basic words can be told as the extraction of usable data from a large set of raw data .

Data mining is helpful when you want to extract useful and required data from large number of databases .It looks for patterns,anomalies and relations within the huge data .

It is also known as knowledge discovery in database.

The knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) process is commonly defined with the stages:

  1. Selection
  2. Pre-processing
  3. Transformation

Data mining


The jobs in data mining can be a specialist where you design models and analyse the enterprise information for their enhancement .

The major skills required is to be familiar with the analysis tools like Hadoop and  NoSql,SAS and etc.

Rishita Agnihotri
Rishita Agnihotri · Dec 22, 2019

Well as the name suggests, data mining is all about discovering and extracting the huge data and the relationships between them. 

Being one of the trending topics in the field of technology, data mining is widely being used for various purposes like fraud detection or scientific discovery etc.

  • Data miners are required to formulate the data mining queries of an enterprise, check the overfitting and underfitting of the model, manage the large databases and some similar activities

In order to get into this field, one should have a good knowledge of statistics, ML, AI, and database technology. There are various resources available for all of them, online and offline as well.

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