Measuring Big Data Potential..!!
Big Data has always been into existence- This vast quantity of data now has taken shape and is ready to be processed in the real-time.
The probable answers could be increased connectivity, rise of smartphones and gadgets with GPS and internet connectivity that made the web more accessible. There are approx. 4.6 billion mobile phone subscriptions across the world with around 2 billion people using internet through them.
Other reasons include use of aerial sensors for climate observations and simulations; social network that multiplies the data into multiple copies through content sharing. On an average, there are more than 175 million tweets per day, while Facebook users share approx 30 billion pieces of content.
This Big Data is used in multi-dimensional ways and is capable of giving solutions to almost every query of mankind.
Some great uses are illustrated as follows:
- LAPD and University of California use Big Data to predict crime probability much before it occurs.
- Google Flu trends used it for predicting spread of flu virus.
- Election result predictions
- It is being used in urban planning using mobile data to track down people locations and traffic patterns.
Therefore, these are the few applications of Big Data in day to day lives of people and how it can bring a revolutionary change in the future.