Harnessing Big Data

Calling Big Data “big” is the understatement of the century. The amount of information, or data, being generated by all individuals and the society overall isn’t just big, it’s enormous and completely unprecedented. Think about it: every time you visit a website; every time you make an online purchase or bank transaction; every minute your smartphone is on, you leave a data record of your activity that is stored somewhere in the cloud. It’s not just personal data either. Think about all the information being sent from the international space station to earth-based servers, or all Google searches around the globe going through the search engines to central sites. That’s Big Data and a Galway research centre is central to Ireland’s efforts to harness its potential. By understanding Big Data…


Link to Full Article: Harnessing Big Data