Self-driving cars, lifelike robots, and autonomous delivery drones are the sexy, headline-grabbing face of the digital transformation that we see all around us today.
None of these would be possible, though, without data – the oil of the fourth industrial revolution – and the analytic technology we’ve built to allow us to interpret and understand it.
Big Data is a term that’s come to be used to describe the technology and practice of working with data that’s not only large in volume but also fast and comes in many different forms. For every Elon Musk with a self-driving car to sell, or Jeff Bezos with a cashier-less convenience store, there is a sophisticated Big Data operation and an army of clever data scientists who’ve turned a vision into reality. Full Article