Big data use cases
Chapter 1, “Introducing big data” on page 1 describes the phenomenon of big data, with the tremendous explosion in data volume, velocity, and variety (three Vs). Most discussions of big data start with these three Vs, and the numbers that are involved can be staggering. “According to Twitter’s own research in early 2012, it sees roughly 175 million tweets every day…”1 That pales next to the volume of sensor data now produced. As an example, a single “Boeing jet generates 10 terabytes of information per engine every 30 minutes ...

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