Data Science is the art of uncovering the insights and trendsfrom a set of unstructured and structured data. It encompasses anything related to data cleansing,preparation, and analysis. It is the process of using data to understanddifferent things, and to understand the world. Analytics in Business on theother hand can be perceived as a super set of data science.
It includesresearch and exploration to explain historical and current business performanceto gain insight and drive business planning. It comprises of businessintelligence, where historical data is examined to get asense of past performance, and deeper statistical analysis likepredictive analysis where trend data is analysed to assess future outcomes. BusinessAnalytics impels change by transforming business insights from analysis of datainto concrete resources for business decision making. Data science on the otherhand, supports this decision making process by discovering opportunities indatasets. Data science can be seen as a cog in the wheel that traverses the pathlaid by business analytics towards monetizing data assets and driving business.