Man what an interesting thought. Big Data is about analyzing lots and lots of structured and unstructured data to help an organization do something better and be more prescriptive in responding to events. Phys.org published a super intriguing article about how big data could be used in professional and amateur sports to give athletes a winning edge. Think about the possibilities of extracting data from video which helps coaches and players prepare for upcoming games. Big Data and sports; whoda thunk!
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Computerworld published an interesting piece which talks about how the East Bay Municipal Utility District is using both Cloud Computing and Big Data to issue report cards on water usage to some of its customers.
eWeek published a cool slideshow articulating 10 big data trends for 2014. What I like about the trends is that it digs into the operational realities and challenges of slicing and dicing structured and unstructured data. Topics such as the benefits and challenges of SQL, authentication, data errors, Hadoop, and search as an unstructured query language. Good stuff for those challenged with implementing enterprise-grade big data solutions.
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