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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fact #6: Big Data will create a major shift in visualization of threats within the next three years.

    Visualization of objects in excess of a few million in quantity requires thinking differently. For instance, imagine the complexity of modeling huge data sets that are increasingly being gathered by ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, aerial sensory technologies, software logs, cameras, microphones, radio-frequency identification readers and wireless sensor networks. Right now, the largest memory requirements for visualizing Big Data working sets can’t be addressed by conventional computing models. That’s why the science of visualization will have to be re-imagined and re-visited in the next three years.

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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fact #6: Big Data will create a major shift in visualization of threats within the next three years.

    Visualization of objects in excess of a few million in quantity requires thinking differently. For instance, imagine the complexity of modeling huge data sets that are increasingly being gathered by ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, aerial sensory technologies, software logs, cameras, microphones, radio-frequency identification readers and wireless sensor networks. Right now, the largest memory requirements for visualizing Big Data working sets can’t be addressed by conventional computing models. That’s why the science of visualization will have to be re-imagined and re-visited in the next three years.

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.