10 ways big data changes everything

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A yottabyte isn’t what happens when the Jedi master starts gnawing on your leg. It’s the information equivalent of one quadrillion gigabytes, and is enough digital data to fill the states of Delaware and Rhode Island with a million data centers, according to Backblaze. While the world hasn’t yet seen many yottabytes, industries like Internet search, genomics, climate research, and business analytics are starting to create massive data sets — in the peta- and exabyte range — that are requiring an entirely new set of big data tools to manage.

The emergence of this so-called big data phenomenon is also fundamentally changing everything from the way companies operate, to the way people interact, to how the world deals with outbreaks of infectious diseases. On March 21st and 22nd, GigaOM is throwing an event about the future of this big data ecosystem in New York, Structure:Data, and for the occasion, we’ve highlighted 10 case studies illustrating how big data is changing the world. Enjoy:

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Edwin Ritter

Reblogged this on Ritter's Ruminations & Ramblings and commented:
As 2012 reaches the half way mark, here is a quick view on how this hot topic. This is the first of three. Posts on the other trends will follow.

So ‘big data’ is a hot topic. What is it? Simply stated, everything you do on the web is tracked and creates data. So much data is collected that 90% of the online data was created in just the last two years. This data is stored, sliced, diced and analyzed. The growth in data is due to several things such as proliferation of smart phones and tablets, lower storage costs and improved analytical tools. This article reveals 10 ways in which big data will have an impact.

Steven Brown

Big Data is a tactical problem. Content and Business Analytics and Intelligence is the logistical problem. One must pay particular attention to Business Process Models, Entity-Relationship Models, and Data Modeling to be able to use ETL and Data Integration Technologies for developing your data storage organization, retrieval, formatting, clustering, Web Caching; and backup, recovery, and archival retention strategies.

Claude Bucher

idiots…
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what makes the charts is good music, not $$$$$ pumped into it 8-X
just like m$$$$$ can keep wasting billion$ on WP trying to make it a success, it won’t work. its crap, it doesn’t sell
period

yugun

why do we have to click through so many pages. can you at least provide a way to read it in a single page? (like businessinsider) there is not even a print option and it doesn’t work with readability. i thought more of gigaom. disappointed.

remedy2020@gmail.com

Advertorial ! Advertorial! so fast you sold your soul!

Jonas

Typos happen.
Gil’s “more thEn a gigabyte” is just plain ignorant.

Grammar Police

If you’re going to complain about a typo, make sure you don’t have any in your immature comment. When you have full mastery of the language, then you’ll be allowed to comment.

Elevatus

I don’t get it, what does Big Data have to do with a video card…or is this some lamesauce ad post?

ty

The emergence of this so-called big data phenomenon is also fundamentally changing everything from the way companies operate

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