Understanding the Four Types of Data Analytics

Data analytics can be a complex subject matter for many individuals, but it’s very quickly growing into a necessary study for the future of AI. This type of data is now responsible for delivering prescriptive results, predictive data, diagnostic data, and descriptive data.

Discovering some of the tools of data scientists today and understanding the role of basic analytics can help to deliver some extremely valuable insights when it comes to the future of data. To better understand the use of data analytics in software development, learning algorithms and more it’s important to consider how it’s divided into four main types of data:

Descriptive analysis:

Descriptive analysis sits as one of the most common metrics and data analysis. This could represent almost everything for an analyst in terms of profit and loss management to producing visualization tools that could manage a basic message concept for software.

Diagnostic analysis:

Understanding why a piece of software produces a specific result or checking into the root cause of a problem can be extremely beneficial within this type of data science. An analyst producing a program that can easily discover the isolated root cause of a problem can work at instantly debugging a wide range of software. This aspect of data analysis can lead to producing outcomes with time-sensitive data or even complex data filters.

Predictive analysis:

Handling forecasting for the future and the likelihood of future results is another aspect of data management. Introducing predictive models can form complex relationships within the software and lead to better results when scoring or prediction. Being able to predict various outcomes can often lead to better decisions, and predictive models can be utilized across many fields in software development.

Prescriptive analysis:

Data analytics and software can also benefit from prescriptive style analysis. This type of model discovers an understanding of what has happened within data analytics. Using prescriptive analysis, you can analyze almost every way that the software could analyze data. Prescriptive analysis can handle a host of other actions within the software. This type of prescriptive analysis is especially crucial in mapping and directional data. It can work to follow multiple routes to one destination analyzing items like the speed, construction throughout the past and more.


Many different forms of analytics can go into typical data science and development. By providing various amounts of value from a multi-tier approach to data, it is possible to create more advanced systems in the future and to bring improved value to any company.



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Asif Razzaq is an AI Journalist and Cofounder of Marktechpost, LLC. He is a visionary, entrepreneur and engineer who aspires to use the power of Artificial Intelligence for good. Asif's latest venture is the development of an Artificial Intelligence Media Platform (Marktechpost) that will revolutionize how people can find relevant news related to Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Machine Learning. Asif was featured by Onalytica in it’s ‘Who’s Who in AI? (Influential Voices & Brands)’ as one of the 'Influential Journalists in AI' (https://onalytica.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Whos-Who-In-AI.pdf). His interview was also featured by Onalytica (https://onalytica.com/blog/posts/interview-with-asif-razzaq/).