100 ideas that changed the Web: Big data
© Ryoji Ikeda, data.tron [8k enhanced version], audiovisual installation, 2008-09. Photo by Liz Hingley
Every minute, 2 million searches are made, half a billion links are shared and 48 hours of footage are uploaded. That is a lot of data. And yet, in terms of how much is being produced worldwide, it barely scratches the surface. That is Big Data.
Big Data is the term used to describe data sets that are so large and complex that it takes a phenomenal amount of processing power to interrogate them....