Big Data: Does Size Matter? Book Review

While technology has evolved, so has the need for data. As per estimates from American multinational corporation Computer Sciences, we are expected to consume 44 times more data in 2020 than we did a decade ago. (Source: Reuters) Data has been the focal point of technology, machine-learning and artificial intelligence for decades now. While technology has evolved, so has the need for data. As per estimates from American multinational corporation Computer Sciences, we are expected to consume 44 times more data in 2020 than we did a decade ago. This is also evident from the fact that the vocabulary for data has changed over the years. While we would recognise terms like ‘gigabyte’ and ‘terabyte’, the millennials are now talking about ‘petabytes’ and ‘zettabytes’. Data is certainly becoming too big to…


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