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Algorithms For Dummies by Luca Massaron, John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 12

Managing Big Data

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Realizing why big data is a driving force of our times

check Becoming familiar with Moore’s Law and its implications

check Understanding big data and its 4 Vs

check Discovering how to deal with infinite streaming data

check Leveraging sampling, hashing, and sketches for stream data

More than a buzzword used by vendors to propose innovative ways to store data and analyze it, big data is a reality and a driving force of our times. You may have heard it mentioned in many specialized scientific and business publications and even wondered what big data really means. From a technical point of view, big data refers to large and complex amounts of computer data, so large (as the name implies) and intricate that the data cannot be dealt with by making more storage available on your computers or by making new computers more powerful and faster in their computations. Big data implies a revolution in the way you store and deal with data.

However, this copious and sophisticated ...

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