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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Why big data is big: the digital nervous system

Re-posted from O'Reilly Radar News and Comment

Why big data is big: the digital nervous system (via O'Reilly Radar)
Where does all the data in “big data” come from? And why isn’t big data just a concern for companies such as Facebook and Google? The answer is that the web companies are the forerunners. Driven by social, mobile, and cloud technology, there is an important transition taking place, leading us…