Articles
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    Editor's Note: Forward

    Big Data affect the lives of every one of us. From governmental affairs to economic growth to personal privacy concerns, the opportunities and challenges of Big Data are universal in many respects. I want to thank Guest Editor Yong Shi, director of the Key Research Laboratory on Big Data Mining ... Read More

    Author: Ronald M. Latanision

    Winter Bridge: A Global View of Big Data

    Release date: Winter 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Editor's Note: A Global View of Big Data

    Big Data evolved from two major developments in the 20th century. The creation of the computer in the 1940s gradually provided tools for people to collect data, and Big Data became a popular term to represent the collection, processing, and analysis of large quantities of data (Tuitt 2012). ... Read More

    Author: Yong Shi

    Winter Bridge: A Global View of Big Data

    Release date: Winter 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Big Data History, Current Status, and Challenges going Forward

    The concept of Big Data comprises applications, engineering, and scientific aspects, but there is not yet a unified definition of Big Data; it varies among academic and business communities. In some academic communities the term refers to information technology applications for dealing with ... Read More

    Author: Yong Shi

    Winter Bridge: A Global View of Big Data

    Release date: Winter 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Overview of Big Data A US Perspective

    It is projected that about 5 zettabytes (or 10 21 bits) of digital data are being generated each year by everything from retail transactions to underground physics experiments to global positioning systems to the “Internet of Things.” In the United States, public and private sector ... Read More

    Author: James M. Tien

    Winter Bridge: A Global View of Big Data

    Release date: Winter 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Impacts of Big Data in the Chinese Financial Industry

    Big Data are now viewed as the core asset of major Chinese financial institutions, central to the innovation of financial products and services as well as risk management. With the rise of the concept of Big Data in 2011, practitioners in the Chinese financial industry began in 2012 to explore ... Read More

    Author: Jianping Li, Yongjie Zhang, Dengsheng Wu, and Wei Zhang

    Winter Bridge: A Global View of Big Data

    Release date: Winter 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Big Data Education and Research in Japan

    This article briefly outlines progress in Big Data education and training, research, and applications in Japan. Several universities have developed advanced programs and internships to prepare students to use and analyze Big Data in real-world settings. At the national level, a Data Scientist ... Read More

    Author: Shusaku Tsumoto

    Winter Bridge: A Global View of Big Data

    Release date: Winter 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Big Data in the European Union

    As the accumulation and application of Big Data grow rapidly all around the world, the European Union is affected by specific aspects and concerns. The focus of our analysis is the European industrial and societal landscape, considered from a general perspective based on recent official documents ... Read More

    Author: Florin Gheorghe Filip and Enrique Herrera-Viedma

    Winter Bridge: A Global View of Big Data

    Release date: Winter 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Current and Future Development of Big Data in Commonwealth Countries

    “Big Data” refers to the very high volume and complex information that requires new tools and capacities for storage and analysis. Although the concept of Big Data arose late in the digital age as computer power, storage, and data use expanded to a previously unimaginable extent, Big ... Read More

    Author: Jing He, Xiaohui Liu, Guangyan Huang, Michael Blumenstein, and Clement Leung

    Winter Bridge: A Global View of Big Data

    Release date: Winter 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Snapshot of Big Data Trends in Latin America

    As in many parts of the world, Big Data have become increasingly prominent in the business and information technology (IT) environments in Central and South America. In Brazil alone, it is estimated that in 2018 about $1.9 billion will be invested in Big Data (hardware, software, and services) as ... Read More

    Author: Luiz Flavio Autran Monteiro Gomes

    Winter Bridge: A Global View of Big Data

    Release date: Winter 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 4