Big data is not always smart data and smart data isn’t necessarily big data. This isn’t a riddle, it is a conundrum. This interesting information came to our attention in DATAVERSITY’s article, “Smart Data Plus Deep Reasoning Equals Business Value from Data Analysis.”

Coherent Knowledge helps businesses that want to make more effective use of the knowledge they capture and distribute with Rulelog – the logic underlying knowledge representation languages such as Vulcan’s Silk and the rule language used by its own Ergo Suite semantic rules and reasoning platform.

Smart data means information that actually makes sense. It is the difference between seeing a long list of numbers referring to weekly sales vs. identifying the peaks and troughs in sales volume over time. Big data is an overused term that is apparently not going to go away any time soon. Big data is a broad term that encompasses a variety of angles.

There are benefits of smart data technology from a business viewpoint. You become more accurate and agile in a strategic way, not just in operations.

Melody K. Smith

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