The proliferation of computers, mobile devices, tablets and other data communication appliances and the rapid expansion of hosted sites, cloud computing and networked services have resulted in an incredible growth of data and information. Add to this the arrival of social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs - and businesses find themselves in the middle of a digital information explosion. Large volumes of unstructured data often contain information which is of great value to different industries.
Today “data discovery” in general and real time analytics applied to large volumes of streaming data in particular, are considered essential in realising the value of information in a commercial setting. This has led to the concept of infonomics which is a compelling business driver of commerce in business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) markets. This is exactly where Big Data is positioned today.
This conference revisits the First Wave of Big Data. It then provides insights into the issues of the Second Wave of Big Data, which are challenging the professional and business community.