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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

  • Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions-

    Fiction #6: There is a widespread belief that Big Data sets offer a higher form of intelligence that can generate insights that were previously impossible.

    That’s not true by itself. We need more algorithms that can offer more intelligence, not bigger data sets. The two kinds of algorithms are: Bayesian algorithms, which deal with prior occurrences, and predictive analytics, which is forward facing. Looking at the future, big context in security is going to be more innovative than Big Data in security.

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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fiction #6: There is a widespread belief that Big Data sets offer a higher form of intelligence that can generate insights that were previously impossible.

    That’s not true by itself. We need more algorithms that can offer more intelligence, not bigger data sets. The two kinds of algorithms are: Bayesian algorithms, which deal with prior occurrences, and predictive analytics, which is forward facing. Looking at the future, big context in security is going to be more innovative than Big Data in security.

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.