Crunching big data: Making sense of massive data sets

We’ve been hearing about big data presenting tons of opportunities for a long time. As the volume, velocity, and variety of data have exceeded the human ability to manage it, organisations in any industry have started implementing new storage architectures to gather as much data as possible, and have adopted solutions to crunch more data than people. The problem is that crunching does not mean making sense: too often businesses have found themselves wondering what to do with the vast amount of data they are amassing. If you want to manage data, you must understand it Speed and scale were once the most important features of computing power but the so-called ‘information era’ has radically changed the business drivers of any organisation, putting data at the centre of their strategies.…


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