Collecting data is easy. Storing it is even easier. Taking it in massive amounts and understanding the complex relationships that are created from it all is the tough part. Recent advancements and focus points by large companies have given us a much better grasp on what it all means and how it can be used, but there’s definitely room for improvement.
This infographic from Wikibon comes to us via Hartford Dodge and shows how big data as an entity and an industry is being “tamed” by technological advancements. As our ability to collect, store, and retrieve it continues to become stronger, the ability to understand it may be the best asset that tech companies have to offer.