Originally posted on VentureBeat:
“Big data” isn’t just an enterprise trend. It’s a technological innovation that is already making a difference in your life.
Police are mixing crime data and sociological information to anticipate incidences of crime. A small cadre of scientists in Silicon Valley is harnessing genetics data to detect early signs of disease. For business owners and harried IT executives, it’s easy feel overwhelmed with the flood of so-called big data options on the market. That is, if you buy into the trend at all.