If we had a nickel for every time we heard the phrase “big data,” we’d probably have enough nickels to fill Google’s data centers. It was only a matter of time before infographics sprouted up dedicated to big data. Wikibon created the visual representation below; it addresses how to tame this ever-growing beast. Big data isn’t just a big topic, for many it’s a big problem. Handling it correctly can prevent businesses from playing Monday Morning Quarterback. Ignoring it can mean losing marketshare. Companies like The New York Times, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LinkedIn and Amazon have domesticated the beast known as big data and made it work for them and their clients. We may not be collecting nickels for every big data mention, but there’s still a lot to gain from taking the subject seriously.
Via: Wikibon Big Data