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Big Data Is Set to Grow 43% According to Hadoop Report: Here's Why

As the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to wreck-havoc around the globe – one thing is certain. Big data is not slowing down. In-fact a report by Hadoop predicts that the big data and analytics market will increase 43% in the next six years.

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Two Friends Developed an Algorithm to Generated Every Melody Feasibly Possible in Music

To help fellow musicians avoid a potential lawsuit, two friends developed an algorithm to generate, record and release every melody feasibly possible in popular music. Now if that’s not the most-nerdy headline you read today – I’m not sure what is.

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Using Big Data Can Help Predict Where the Coronavirus is Going Next

To date – just shy of 71,000 people around the world have been infected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) in which symptoms range from mild to severe. The disease has claimed the lives of 1,700 people (or just south of 2.5% of those infected). As governments scramble to halt the disease from spreading – tech companies are analyzing big data to predict emerging trends and combat the extent of the disease.

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How can tech prepare for Brexit?

The past two months have been a political whirlwind. The Conservative Party won a “stonking” parliamentary majority in the December 2019 general election, allowing Boris Johnson to easily pass his Withdrawal Agreement in early January. Putting politics aside, after years of hostility and prevarication since the EU Referendum of 2016, this new-found consensus that the UK is leaving the EU at the end of January is welcome.

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'Winging it' Vs 'Statistical Reasoning' Part III: Results and Conclusions

It only seems right to wrap up my fantasy football trilogy so close to the Super Bowl. I wanted to find out how the experts did in their fantasy football leagues. Did they come out on top? Did they lose and have to subject themselves to a humiliating punishment? And after all of this – what can we learn about using statistics vs winging it when it comes to fantasy football leagues and similar games?

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Here's What's Next for Big Data in 2020

With just a few weeks into 2020, it is now time to make predictions on things that are likely to take place in various major industries. I will begin with arguably one of the most talked-about topics, the aspect of big data.  The concept of big data has been here for some time now and is emerging as one of the most important components of today’s business landscape. For this reason, it is imperative that we predict what may take place over the coming months and implications it may have on businesses. Here are things you should expect in days to come.

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Data is Helping Trains Stay on Track on Time

Data is one of the essential components that determines the success of a company regardless of the industry it operates. This is precisely the reason the transport industry is banking on it to propel its operations to the next level. One of the subsectors that has taken advantage of data is train transport that’s using it to ensure trains stay on time and operate safely. In the Netherlands for instance, big data analytics is doing an amazing job in the management of trains and railways. The country has in the past faced numerous challenges such as lateness, overheating of trains, freezing of switches and other maintenance problems.

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IDA 2020 Predictions: The Growing Data Center Sector Will Ramp Up Its Shift to Renewables

The number of data centers is expected to soar in the next several years. The global data center market is estimated to reach revenues of around $174 billion by 2023. Yet, data centers are in the spotlight over their carbon footprint. The growing number of these facilities and their increasing electricity demands strains power generation resources and grid infrastructure.

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Big Pipelines Leverage Big Data to Keep Flowing

As digital transformation continues gaining momentum, a new generation of companies that depend on data is also emerging. Regardless of the industry that these organizations fall into, they are now embracing new applications that rely on distributed data for production and enhanced efficiency. As these organizations continue embracing big data technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT), that are necessary for consumer analytics, fraud prevention and marketing, new applications that address these needs keep emerging. This calls for radically new methods of dealing with large volumes of data in real-time.

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Big Data Helps Bring Clarity to Less Obvious Economies

Big data is the leading buzzword among businesses and government agencies nowadays. No matter the industry in that a company operates, data is a vital resource that is changing the economic landscape. In government agencies, big data has helped avail information that can be used to in governance issues, inclusivity and to build sustainability. For a comprehensive agenda to be established, the economic and environmental data needs to be collected and analyzed to show patterns.

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