Source | www.ciodive.com : By Naomi Eide
An estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day, but it’s only seen at the micro level. The scale of that amassed data is difficult to grasp because it seems so out of context.
But when viewed in parts, it is easy to understand why the digital world has seen explosive growth. Every snapped photo, published post or completed online form contributes to the burgeoning world of data.
The advent of cloud computing and increased storage capacity made bulk data collection possible, but now organizations are trying to figure out how to use it.
Companies are turning to Big Data and advanced analytics to drive insights across departments, looking at their troves of data to dictate future customer interactions or draw insights about a user base.
To highlight the rise and importance of Big Data, we’ve put together our top content on the issue, covering everything from Big Data trends to data-oriented roadblocks.