• Big Data: Does Size Matter?

    Big Data: Does Size Matter?
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    ISBN: 9781472935830
    Title: Big Data: Does Size Matter?
    Author: HARKNESS TIMANDRA

    From the first tally, scratched on a wolf bone over 30,000 years ago, to the Large Hadron Collider, which produces 40 million megabytes of data per second, data is big, and getting bigger. It can help us do things faster and more efficiently than ever before. It has made possible scientific and social achievements that would have been impossible just a few years ago. But being too dazzled by the scale, the speed and the geeky jargon can lead us astray. It's big, but it's not always clever...Timandra Harkness cuts through the hype to put data science into its real-life context. Stories, locations and people, plenty of jokes and personal asides bring to life what is essentially a human science, demystifying Big Data, telling us where it comes from and what it can do for us. The book then asks the awkward questions - what can't it do? What are the unspoken assumptions underlying its methods? Are we being bamboozled by its size, its speed and its shiny technology'. .Nobody needs a degree in computer science to grasp what Big Data is all about, what it can do for us - and what it can't. This book asks you to decide - are you a data point, or a human being?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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