The Uncertain, Yet Interesting Future Of Big Data
Everyone knows that the 21st century marks the dawn of the Information Age. Huge amounts of data are accumulating all around us, from cell phones and computers, and (in some places) even from the very ground we walk on. For those on the cutting edge of technology, this means the potential for both profit and peril. By acting quickly and staying on top of the evolving industry, businesses and individuals can get in on the next major data-driven development; but lagging behind can pose all sorts of unanticipated pitfalls.
By 2020, experts estimate that there will be over 26 billion devices hooked into the Internet of Things (IoT).
Can your data center handle the Internet of Things?
Are data centers ready to cope with the expected flood of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT)? With some predicted 26 billion units set to come online by 2020, that’s an awful lot of additional data that will need to be stored and processed. Analyst Gartner warns that data center operators will face challenges in a number of areas including security, data, storage management, servers and the data center network…. Read More
These will range from microchips in farm animals to usage and wear-and-tear data on “smart” sidewalk panels. All of these devices, and the trillions of connections between them, will allow engineers and architects to build self-maintaining buildings for the cities of the future.
Frost & Sullivan: Big Data Evolution Fast-tracks the Development of Smart Buildings
Increasing partnerships between data analytics and building technology providers highlight the immense value big data can bring… – The convergence of next-generation IT solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and data analytics will open up new business opportunities for both building technology and ICT companies… Read More
At the same time, artists have created musical and visual works to show the stunning beauty of all this information. But existing servers may not be properly equipped to handle the massive quantities of new data coming in…
Sublime by numbers: How the art world is reacting to big data
From designers trawling climate change data to photographers swapping cameras for computers, information is at the heart of an aesthetic revolution On a cool Saturday evening in late June, the audience at LSO St Luke’s, a former church turned music venue in east London, heard the premiere of “Change Ringing.” Composed by Laurence Osborn, resident at the London Symphony Orchestra’s Soundhub, the 25-minute piece was performed by nine string players and a percussionist sounding six bronze bells… Read More
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By Bradley Thomson