Today Big Data represents a mysterioius frontier holding infinite possibilities that, to many, seem out of reach. As our solar system did to star gazers of old, the void might seem vast and overwhelming. But all it takes is a tweak of perception to unlock its mysteries and turn all we know right on its head.
Galileo was the first person to discover the greatest evidence for debunking the geocentric view of the universe, relegating Earth from its center to that of a mere planet orbiting the sun. Our ability to understand and visualize large sets of data is entering a similar stage of evolution as 17th-century astronomy.
As Galileo did centuries ago, we now have early versions of data-mining tools that have the potential to become powerful ones. We have the ability to break Big Data down into segments that reveal insights powerful enough to change the world. Read entire article here>