# Data science

**Data science** is the application of statistics and the scientific method to the practice of data analysis, with an emphasis on making accurate predictions.

Data science practices may overlap significantly with business intelligence, data engineering, and data analysis practices. However, the primary focus of data science is to apply machine learning and statistical methods to data.

## Deeper Knowledge on Data Science

### Data Lakes

Centralized repositories of raw data from a wide range of sources

### Data Lakehouses

A combination of data lakes and data warehouses

### Data Products

Ways of making data available

### Machine Learning (ML)

Machine learning terms, processes, and methods

## Broader Topics Related to Data Science

### Data Analysis

The transformation of data to information

### Data Teams

The make up and measures of effective data teams

### Science

The most rigorous system of epistemology

### Statistics

The analysis of numerical data