4 Books Every Data Analyst Should Read


Data analytics isn’t easy, but there are some pretty awesome resources out there to help make it easier. If you’re interested in learning data analytics or if you’ve been in the field for a while, we’ve put together a list of a few must-read books just for you. Check them out:


1. Data Analytics Made Accessible, A. Maheshwari

If you’ve just started to dip your toe in the industry, or if you’re not quite sure what data analytics is—this one is for you. This book breaks down data analysis into an easy to follow, digestible format.

By giving readers real-world examples (instead of harder to follow hypothetical situations), any skill level will be able to pick up this book and follow along to learn the basics of data analytics. This resource is so good that many universities have made it a textbook for data analytics courses.


2. Too Big To Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data, P. Simon

If you’re the type that’s skeptical about business uses for big data, OR if you’re intrigued by this concept and you can’t get enough, this is the perfect big data book for either scenario. Simon does a fantastic job of examining and laying out how businesses and even local governments are using big data to their advantage.


3. Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, V. Mayer-Schönberger and K. Cukier

This one is great for the individual that may be seeking to find more great reasons why data analytics is important, and not just in a business sense. Data analytics can be applied across industries, so why not expand your mind and learn how data can make an impact in your own field, no matter what that might be. This book will prepare readers for the reality that the big data revolution isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and encourages us to embrace the changes to come for the industry.


4. Business UnIntelligence: Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics and Big Data, B. Devlin

All seasoned business data analysts should take a peek at this read. For anyone that’s been in the industry for long enough, this provides a different angle on big data and data analytics. This book will give business pros a look at the successes and issues in the field and opens up the conversation to the things that aren’t always talked about within the industry. Pick up this read if you want to challenge the way you’ve been thinking.


This list of reads most certainly is only the tip of the iceberg, but this is a great jumping off point to begin your journey into data analytics.


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