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Big data : a very short introduction

Author: Dawn E Holmes, (Statistician)
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2017 2017.
Series: Very short introductions, 539.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Since long before computers were even thought of, data has been collected and organized by diverse cultures across the world. Once access to the Internet became a reality for large swathes of the world's population, the amount of data generated each day became huge, and continues to grow exponentially. It includes all our uploaded documents, video, and photos, all our social media traffic, our online shopping, even  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn E Holmes, (Statistician)
ISBN: 9780198779575 0198779577
OCLC Number: 1013951400
Description: xvi, 125 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: The data explosion --
Why is big data special? --
Storing big data --
Big data analytics --
Big data and medicine --
Big data, big business --
Big data security and the Snowden case --
Big data and society --
Byte size chart --
ASCII table for lower case letters.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 539.
Responsibility: Dawn E. Holmes.

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An unimaginably vast amount of data is now generated by our on-line lives and businesses, At the same time, our ability to store, manage, analyse, and exploit this data is becoming ever more  Read more...

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