Big Data, Big Science, Big Issue!
A conclusion of a recent symposium comes to:
“Andy Powell concluded the day with a few challenges for the next generation of ‘Big Data Scientists‘. No t all data which is big is Big Data; in other words, a large, fast or varying amount of data does not necessarily present a Big Data problem. Secondly, there seems to be confusion about whether dealing with Big Data involves curation, management or analysis – whilst purists would emphasise the latter element, many speakers called for best practice in the first two categories.”
Gaffney, Devin. Big Data, big deal!, Information Today Europe, 11th of May 2012. Available from: http://www.infotoday.eu/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/Big-data-big-deal-82582.aspx [Accessed 23 May 2012]