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Big Data – Present and Future


Here we are going to understand what Big Data is and how it is related to Hadoop. So, we are simply producing a lot of data say, by social media, public transport and GPS. And not only this, we are producing way beyond that; daily we are uploading 55 million pictures, 340 million tweets and 1 billion documents. In total we produce 2.5 quintillion bytes a day; that is such a lot of zeros that it is simply ridiculous. And so we call all this Big Data; but what is more important is what one can do with it! To process Big Data people don’t need big processors.


People work with the cloud, use network of normal algorithms and powerful servers. This way they can analyze over a million pieces of data in a few minutes. And what is the result of this? Well the results are overwhelming; for example video viewing website Netflix analyzes Big Data of their viewers like popular shows and watching patterns. This way they produced a perfect series with the perfect combination of actors, directors and storyline. Now the Big Data of traffic is being analyzed to manufacture a car that can drive accident free all by itself. And in the future we can also use the Big Data of DNA to find the perfect treatment; this way, genetic diseases like cancer would become much easier to treat and that is just the start!