Big data technology is likely to sweep all that has come before it, eradicating older technology. This interesting topic came to us from Dev Ops in their article, “Becoming a Data Company: Back to the Future.”

The term big data began appearing in dictionaries over the past decade, but the concept itself has been around since the 1940s. Recently, wireless connectivity, Web 2.0, and other technologies have made the management and analysis of massive data sets a reality for all of us.

Big data refers to data sets that are too large and complex for traditional data processing and data management applications. Big data became more popular with the advent of mobile technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), because people were producing more and more data with their devices.

The refrain of digital transformation has been that every company is a software company. But to complete the transformation, every company must also become a data company.

Melody K. Smith

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