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Big Data uses

Big Data refers to things one can do at a large scale that cannot be done at a smaller one, to extract new insights or create new forms of value, in ways that change markets, organizations, the relationship between citizens and governments, and more. The real revolution is not in the machines that calculate data but in data itself and how we use it.

Information revolution

In 2000, a telescope in New Mexico collected more data in its first few weeks than had been amassed in the entire history of astronomy. By 2010 archive 140 terabytes of information. In finance, about seven billion shares change hands every day on U.S. equity markets, of which around two-thirds is traded by computer algorithms based on mathematical models. Google processes more...

There is no rigorous definition of Big Data

Initially the idea was that the volume of information had grown so large that the quantity being examined no longer fit into the memory that computers use for processing, so engineers needed to revamp tools they used for analyzing it all. That is the origin of new processing technologies like Google's MapReduce and its open-source equivalent, Hadoop, which came out of Yahoo.

How Google could predict the spread of the winter flu?

Google could predict the spread of the winter flu in the United States, not just nationally, but down to specific regions and even states. The company could achieve this by looking at what people were searching for on the Internet. Since Google receives more than three billion search queries every day and saves them all, it had plenty of data to work with. Google took the 50 million...

Big Data revolution

Big Data, a revolution that will transform how We Live, Work and Think.