The Next Step in the Evolution of Big Data – Visualization

Big data has evolved significantly over the last few years. One of the main drivers of this evolution is that storage has become much more affordable. Think about it – in the 1980s it would cost nearly $1,000,000 for 1GB of storage and now you’ll pay less than a dime for the same space. With large data stores at our fingertips, we are all storing much more data than ever before.
Now the question becomes what to do with all of this information. According to Gartner , getting the real value out of Big Data has been postponed because of unresolved challenges in storing and organizing data. We are storing a ton of data but have limited vision into how to use it to our advantage. Despite the advances in storage and technologies, leveraging Big Data for business value remains a challenge. This is where visualization can play a key role in supporting those seeking answers from Big Data.


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