Chapter 1. A Conceptual Framework for Data Visualization

The existence of the Internet and social media in modern times has led to an abundance of data, and data sizes are growing beyond imagination. How and when did this begin?

A decade ago, a new way of doing business evolved: of corporations collecting, combining, and crunching large amount of data from sources throughout the enterprise. Their goal was to use a high volume of data to improve the decision-making process. Around that same time, corporations like Amazon, Yahoo, and Google, which handled large amounts of data, made significant headway. Those milestones led to the creation of several technologies supporting big data. We will not get into details about big data, but will try exploring ...

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