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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fiction #3: Analytics technology is ready-made for security.

    From the phrase “finding a needle in the haystack,” analytics is useless in haystacks of data where there are no needles to begin with. The hype has caused us to create massive data stacks with poor references (or indices) around those stacks. Any data analyst will attest to the fact that a better index of smaller data sets yields better analytics than a larger data set with lame indices.

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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fiction #3: Analytics technology is ready-made for security.

    From the phrase “finding a needle in the haystack,” analytics is useless in haystacks of data where there are no needles to begin with. The hype has caused us to create massive data stacks with poor references (or indices) around those stacks. Any data analyst will attest to the fact that a better index of smaller data sets yields better analytics than a larger data set with lame indices.

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.