Big data is a subject that’s continuing to drive more and more conversation and buzz (and even debate!) in the industry today. The amount of information about it on the web and the speed at which it is being produced is dizzying. We probably need some big data tools just to get to grips with it.
Some computing concepts leave the darkened corners of the datacentre to take a hold on the broader public imagination, as the continuous conversations about cloud over the last few years have shown. Big data is one of these topics. In many ways this is good, and means the amount of innovation, interest and investment in these areas quickly jumps up a notch. But it also gives rise to a lot of debate, a lot of responsive news stories and – let’s face it – a lot of nonsense, which means anyone wanting to try and keep on top of all the latest conversations, important news stories and industry trends is going to have a serious task on their hands.
That’s where we come in. The Real Big Data is the place to go for big data news online. We’ve teamed up with EMC to bring you the latest stats, the most interesting uses in business and society, the best stories from other sites and, of course, to throw our hats into the ring when it comes to the big debates. We want to make big data digestible, without talking down to you. Expect to see everything from podcasts and opinion pieces, to videos and data visualisations, on subjects as diverse as media, finance and healthcare.
The Real Big Data is also about how data relates to society. Big data is what we do. It’s what we use, what we buy, what we share. Big data is information about people, collected and organised by computers, interpreted and acted upon by people. We don’t just want to make it understandable – we want to understand what it can do for us.
Big data has the potential to change our lives in ways we’ve never even thought of. If you’re going to do big data, you want to do it right. And hopefully we can help.