Breaking Down Big Data: An Introduction to the Force That’s Changing Our World

Big Data is big news; Harvard Business Review called data scientist the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” and some of the biggest names in higher education are launching programs in the field.

Big Data is so popular, in fact, that University of Maryland University College is even launching a for-profit operation to help colleges and universities make better decisions based on analyzing Big Data. But despite the buzz, what Big Data really is, and why it’s important, remains murky. Here’s my quick (and incomplete!) guide to the fundamentals of Big Data.

Author: Todd Zipper

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