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Big Data, dark data and the Internet of Things: Making sense of the data deluge


Alastair Corbett leads HP’s UK&I Software Business Unit and has responsibility for its strategy, the promotion and selling of the IT Performance Suite and related services.


I’ve been watching the bad weather in North America and its knock-on effect of flooding in the UK, and it occurred to me that it parallels the increasing deluge of data that we’re collecting in data centres all over the world.


Opinions vary on just how much data will grow over the next few years, but 40 zettabytes  by 2020 seems like a nice round number.


What are we doing with all this data?

To date we’ve had data mining, analytics and Big Data, but no matter what the tag line is, we’re still only on the edge of the ability to gather the wealth of true information that’s held in these data sources. Having said that, progress to date has been impressive.

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