[Forbes] BigDataFr recommends: Chasing Big Data and The Data Scientist Unicorn #datascientist

BigDataFr recommends: Chasing Big Data and The Data Scientist Unicorn

‘Organizations are collecting more and more data every single minute of every day. It’s no secret that Facebook, for example, processes 2.5 billion pieces of content and over 500 terabytes of data each day, pulling in 2.7 billion Likes and 300 million photos per diem. Facebook also scans a whopping 105 terabytes of data each half hour.
Of course Big Data is nothing new. It was relatively enormous all the way back to the 1960′s when NASA took a shot at the moon. It shouldn’t have been a surprise when Google GOOGL +0.68% gave everyone the proverbial heart attack when they revealed they churn almost the entire Internet every couple of days to meet our search needs.

Despite the hype, Big Data didn’t happen all at once…data just got bigger.

So we know that companies manage, manipulate and extrapolate information from ever larger amounts of data. But what we don’t know is whether they are asking anything bigger from it all. They should be.’

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By Theo Priestley
Source: forbes.com

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