Big Data News

The Big Science of astroparticle physics

Dr Giovanni Lamanna, the Director of the CNRS-IN2P3 Laboratory of Particle Physics in Annecy, LAPP, discusses the laboratory’s research programme, particle physics, astroparticle physics, and understanding the laws of the Universe

Water Europe on achieving a water-smart society

Durk Krol of Water Europe discusses the barriers to achieving a water-smart society and how Water Europe is developing the solutions.

Exploring matter 10 microseconds after the Big Bang

Professor John W Harris, from Yale University’s Department of Physics, discusses how a better understanding of what happened immediately after the Big Bang could...

The age of digitised biology

Digitised biology, an integrated Pre-Pilot Plant facility, and a Biofoundry are some of the key drivers in The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability’s...

Small groups in Big Science: hunting the laws of the Universe

Professor Anna Lipniacka from the Department of Physics and Technology at the University of Bergen, highlights the role of the Norwegian physics community in...

How can Big Data help combat catastrophes?

Researchers from Cornell University have led the effort to use Big Data to combat catastrophes by identifying the risk factors for events such as...

GrainSense: data-driven agriculture for the success of European farming

GrainSense, the first hand-held device for measuring grain quality on the spot, is an example of the new technologies that are needed to tackle...

Yara and IBM collaborate to encourage farming data exchange

Yara International and IBM have launched The Open Farm & Field Data Exchange, with aims to facilitates collaboration around...

Water quality parameters and data visualisation in aquaculture

Meet Blue Unit, the company with the world’s most advanced automatic data visualisation system to monitor water quality parameters. The monitoring of changes in water...

Butterfly data can inform Europe’s environmental policy

Butterflies and moths are vital indicators of the health of Europe’s biodiversity and a new project is helping to get a clear picture of...

Cybersecurity and data protection: when mistakes make headlines

Andy Barratt, UK MD at cybersecurity consultancy Coalfire, explores ways to strengthen cybersecurity and data protection policy in the public sector. Everyone makes mistakes. After...

NewBanking Identity global consent data management to protect privacy

NewBanking Identity is a global consent data management platform which allows people to retain ownership of data, but still provides them with the ability...

Big Data

Big data is larger, more complex data sets, especially from new data sources, such extremely large data sets may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations.

These data sets are so voluminous that traditional data processing software just cannot manage them.

These massive volumes of data can be used to address business problems individuals would not have been able to tackle before.

Big data makes it possible for individuals to gain more complete answers as there is more information available.

More complete answers mean more confidence in the data—which means a completely different approach to tackling problems.