Big Data A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live Work And Think

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books
ISBN: 0544227751
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Financial Times Business Book of the Year Finalist

“Illuminating and very timely . . . a fascinating — and sometimes alarming — survey of big data’s growing effect on just about everything: business, government, science and medicine, privacy, and even on the way we think.”
New York Times

It seems like “big data” is in the news every day, as we read the latest examples of how powerful algorithms are teasing out the hidden connections between seemingly unrelated things. Whether it is used by the NSA to fight terrorism or by online retailers to predict customers’ buying patterns, big data is a revolution occurring around us, in the process of forever changing economics, science, culture, and the very way we think. But it also poses new threats, from the end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we haven’t even done yet, based on big data’s ability to predict our future behavior. What we have already seen is just the tip of the iceberg.

Big Data is the first major book about this earthshaking subject, with two leading experts explaining what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.

“An optimistic and practical look at the Big Data revolution — just the thing to get your head around the big changes already underway and the bigger changes to come.”
—Cory Doctorow, boingboing.com

Big Data A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live Work And Think

Author: Kenneth Cukier
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1848547900
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Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. The world of big data can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information - giving us results we can't dispute, so we're no longer compelled to try and understand them. Correlation is starting to replace causality.
And with this will come many incredible benefits. We're already enjoying a few: utilising search engine results to identify a flu outbreak; using comparison websites; monitoring social media in order to identify trends and opportunities. Moving away from our reliance on absolute understanding will free us to see and make connections that we never thought existed. But it also has its downsides. In an age of big data, will it be machines, not people, which make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? And when statistics and human freedom will clash, which will win out?
In this ground-breaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-admired data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.

Key Insights From Big Data A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live Work And Think Blinkist Summaries

Author: Blinkist
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1500748889
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Read Blinkist’s Key Insights to Big Data and learn more about A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think. With Blinkist’s Key Insights you’ll get a swift, deep understanding of the book's biggest ideas. Let Blinkist be your starting point for deeper reading or an easy way to learn something new. About the book: Big Data provides an insightful look at why a change to “big data” is a major shift in how we collect, use and think about the data around us. It provides great explanations and examples of how individuals and companies already ahead of the curve are using the tools of big data to create value and profit. Casting an eye forward, the book also outlines the future implications for a big-data society in terms of the risks, opportunities and legal implications. Who should read this? - Anyone who is interested in learning more about what “big data” is and what it means for society. - Anyone who is looking to make a career using big data - Anyone from a company who is looking for opportunities to use the data the company collects

Big Data A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live Work And Think

Author: Donald D Toledo
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 150338845X
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Introduction Data warehousing is a success, judging by its 25 year history of use across all industries. Business intelligence met the needs it was designed for: to give non-technical people within the organization access to important, shared data. During the same period that data warehousing and BI matured, the automation and instrumenting of almost all processes and activities changed the data landscape in most companies. Where there were only a few applications and minimal monitoring 25 years ago, there is ubiquitous computing and data available about every activity today. Data warehouses have not been able to keep up with business demands for new sources of information, new types of data, more complex analysis and greater speed. Companies can put this data to use in countless ways, but for most it remains uncollected or unused, locked away in silos within IT. There has been a gradual maturing of data use in organizations. In the early days of BI it was enough to provide access to core financial and customer transactions. Better access enabled process changes, and these led to the need for more data and more varied uses of information. These changes put increasing strain on information processing and delivery capabilities that were designed under assumptions of stability and common use. Most companies now have a backlog of new data and analysis requests that BI groups are struggling to meet. Big data is not simply about growing data volumes — it’s also about the fact that the data being collected today is different in ways that make it unwieldy for conventional databases and BI tools. Big data is also about new technologies that were developed to support the storage, retrieval and processing of this new data. The technologies originated in the world of web applications and internet-based companies, but they are now spreading into enterprise applications of all sorts. New technology coupled with new data enables new practices like real-time monitoring of operations across retail channels, supply chain practices at finer grain and faster speed, and analysis of customers at the level of individual activities and behaviors. Until recently, large scale data collection and analysis capabilities like these would have required a Wal-Mart sized investment, limiting them to large organizations. These capabilities are now available to all, regardless of company size or budget. This is creating a rush to adopt big data technologies. As the use of big data grows, the need for data management will grow. Many organizations already struggle to manage existing data. Big data adds complexity, which will only increase the challenge. The combination of new data and new technology requires new data management capabilities and processes to capture the promised long-term value. Wal-Mart handles more than a million customer transactions each hour and imports those into databases estimated to contain more than 2.5 petabytes of data. Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems used by retailers and others can generate 100 to 1,000 times the data of conventional bar code systems. Facebook handles more than 250 million photo uploads and the interactions of 800 million active users with more than 900 million objects (pages, groups, etc.) – each day. More than 5 billion people are calling, texting, tweeting and browsing on mobile phones worldwide. Organizations are inundated with data – terabytes and petabytes of it. To put it in context, 1 terabyte contains 2,000 hours of CD-quality music and 10 terabytes could store the entire US Library of Congress print collection. Exabytes, zettabytes and yottabytes definitely are on the horizon . Data is pouring in from every conceivable direction: from operational and transactional systems, from scanning and facilities management systems, from inbound and outbound customer contact points, from mobile media and the Web .

Big Data

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544002695
Size: 47.34 MB
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This revelatory exploration of big data, which refers to our newfound ability to crunch vast amounts of information, analyze it instantly and draw profound and surprising conclusions from it, discusses how it will change our lives and what ...

Big Data

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544002938
Size: 55.47 MB
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Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing. www.big-data-book.com

Big Data

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848547935
Size: 46.78 MB
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But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why.

Learning With Big Data

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544355504
Size: 21.66 MB
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Homework assignments that learn from students. Courses tailored to fit individual pupils. Textbooks that talk back. This is tomorrow’s education landscape, thanks to the power of big data.

The Data Revolution

Author: Rob Kitchin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473908256
Size: 68.46 MB
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Accessible in style, the book provides: A synoptic overview of big data, open data and data infrastructures An introduction to thinking conceptually about data, data infrastructures, data analytics and data markets Acritical discussion of ...

Big Data At Work

Author: Thomas Davenport
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422168166
Size: 28.20 MB
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This book will help you understand: • Why big data is important to you and your organization • What technology you need to manage it • How big data could change your job, your company, and your industry • How to hire, rent, or ...

Big Data

Author: Bill Schmarzo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118740009
Size: 20.17 MB
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Big data is about making money. This book tackles big data business opportunities head-on.

Big Data

Author: Bernard Marr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118965787
Size: 62.48 MB
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Big Data will give you a clear understanding, blueprint, and step-by-step approach to building your own big data strategy. This is a well-needed practical introduction to actually putting the topic into practice.