At first, I thought that ‘Big Data’ was just a buzz word. I never really looked into it and just dismissed it as another way to describe data collection. In a small way that is correct, but the reality is that Big Data is so much more than that.
As we discussed last week, Big Data is powerful and making huge waves across all industries. This week, we’ll take a more in-depth look at Big Data and how it works on a more technical level. Statistics or case studies presented in this blog posting are attained from a 2013 research white paper entitled ‘Big Data in Big Companies’ made available by the International Institute for Analytics.
As programmers, our core focus is essentially strictly logic. We know how to create code that ties multiples individual pieces of a puzzle together to form a single cohesive application.
These days, it would be safe to say that we are beginning to experience the type of future we envisioned back in the 60’s. A lot of major advancements, including self-driving cars that don’t require fossil fuels, virtual reality, and even robots, have seemingly happened in a very short time.
The tech field is a great place to work. Whether you are working helpdesk, IT, software development or anything in between, you will be exposed to some of the latest gadgets and tech trends. For the most part, as long as you know what you’re supposed to be doing, it’s fairly smooth sailing.
When IT executives think of their organizations’ IT security, they may think of the type of encryption software they’re running, the type of firewall, or the particular anti-virus they have installed.