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Making sense of Big Data

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First of starting with a scale – You know how much is a Megabyte rights? Ok – a typical song is around 5 Megabytes

Kilobyte 10^3
Megabyte 10^6
Gigabyte 10^9
Terabyte 10^12
Petabyte 10^15
Exabyte 10^18
Zetabyte 10^21
Yottabyte 10^24

Laying the foundation so that we know how much data we are taking about. It gives us a sense of scale.

Now the data dimensions – volume, velocity, variety and veracity

So what’s big data – Big data is more than simply a matter of size; it is an opportunity to find insights in new and emerging types of data and content, to make your business more agile, and to answer questions that were previously considered beyond your reach.


more to follow…..

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February 22nd, 2013 at 10:27 pm

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Follow the Sun

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Follow-the-sun is a type of global workflow in which tasks are passed around daily between work sites that are many time zones apart. Such a workflow is set up in order to reduce project duration and increase responsiveness. Thus, the work is “following the sun” and never stops.
For example, at the end of the day, a systems support team in Silicon Valley will pass its work tasks to a support team in Bangalore, India, which, at the end of its day, passes its work on back to Silicon Valley.
This workflow is more complex to implement than local software support due to teams collaborating at a distance. It is also discussed in software development, but is more difficult to achieve because of coordination costs.

~ Wikipedia

I came across this phrase while studying the complexity of business model of company like DHL.

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April 13th, 2012 at 6:32 am

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