Scott Koegler is Executive Editor for Big Data & Analytics Tech Brief
- Monday, 02 August 2021
As the world continues battling the COVID-19 pandemic, getting the right data needed to fight this disease is a matter of life and death. Governments and responsible agencies are running against time to find the source of information that will help them trace the potentially infected persons and their contacts. However, with a large amount of information from different sources every day, it is hard to determine which is correct from what is not. This is where big data come into place. Big data gives governments insights that allow them to take preventive action against the pandemic. Here is how big data is helping governments and other agencies in the fight against COVID-19.Read more...
- Monday, 05 July 2021
With the booming data science, big data has made its way into almost every industry these days. In addition to increasing the amount of profit and growth opportunities for businesses, big data can improve lives and enhance humanitarian efforts. One of the areas that big data has proven useful in is in science for social change. The application of big data for social change is an initiative that is gaining momentum and is representing a new trend.Read more...
- Monday, 28 June 2021
Ever since it became available in 2011 as an open-source program, Hadoop has made a significant impact in solving big data issues. It has also undergone significant transformations that have not only made it more robust but effective as well. Since it was founded, Hadoop has gone through major changes in versions that have made it stand tall in the big data arena. The good thing about Hadoop is that it has an active community that releases updates that keep the platform new. The latest update on Hadoop is Apache Hadoop 3.x rolled out in 2017. This new version comes with bug fixes, features, and enhancements over Hadoop 2.x. Here are some of the new features that will boost Hadoop in version 3.x that you need to know.Read more...