CHAPTER 24

Getting Involved with Big Data

What Would You Like To Know?

In the previous chapter, we saw that the procedures for extracting information from big data can be quite simple. In contrast, the setting up of computer systems for applying the procedures to large amounts of data in a reliable and rapid manner requires considerable expertise. Following a summary of the potential applications of big data, we will discuss how businesses can become part of this new and exciting development.

Applications

There is hardly any area of human activity where big data is not having an impact, and the trend is likely to continue at an increasing rate. Any summary of the applications tends to end up as a very long list of examples.

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