I am a Data Engineer. Been working over 4 years in big corporations and government organization. My main tools are Microsoft SQL Server, Integration, Analysis and Reporting Services, R and Tableau.
Lately I decided to move into small organizations, startups and maybe even to freelance, and I wonder:
- Is there even a need for dedicated data people in small places? My assumption is that they either don't have enough data to govern and draw conclusion, or due to small budget, prefer to outsource all into the cloud.
- What data tools startups and small organizations mostly use? My guess it'll be an open source equivalent to those I use, but which in specific?
- Is it even possible to freelance with databases? From my experience organizations are very protective and discreet about their data, and prefer to give access only to their own workers.
Would really like to hear your experience.
EDIT: I am not a software developer by any means. I don't know any coding language. I am just an Engineer who works with databases and SQL.