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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fact #2: Big Data tends to be mined poorly to build ineffective threat analysis algorithms.

    With all the metadata that exists, we are only now figuring out how to make sense of it and how to cultivate beneficial data from it. For one, enterprises traditionally haven’t had the resources in place to analyze metadata. As those investments increase, the mining for trends and useful analysis will increase as well.

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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fact #2: Big Data tends to be mined poorly to build ineffective threat analysis algorithms.

    With all the metadata that exists, we are only now figuring out how to make sense of it and how to cultivate beneficial data from it. For one, enterprises traditionally haven’t had the resources in place to analyze metadata. As those investments increase, the mining for trends and useful analysis will increase as well.

As with cloud computing, Big Data is a hot topic around the business right now. Expectations for what it can achieve often reach into the stratosphere. At the same time, the overwhelming amount of data involved is daunting and can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. So what is Big Data, where does it come from, and what can you actually do with it? ThreatTrack Security has identified eight facts and eight fictions regarding Big Data.