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Winter Bridge: A Global View of Big Data
December 15, 2014 Volume 44 Issue 4
Articles In This Issue
  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    AuthorRonald M. Latanision

    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 and ...

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    AuthorYong Shi

    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). Those ...

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    AuthorYong Shi

    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 massive ...

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    AuthorJames M. Tien

    It is projected that about 5 zettabytes (or 1021 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 ...

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    AuthorJianping Li, Yongjie Zhang, Dengsheng Wu, and Wei Zhang

    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 ...

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    AuthorShusaku Tsumoto

    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 ...

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    AuthorFlorin Gheorghe Filip and Enrique Herrera-Viedma

    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 ...

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    AuthorJing He, Xiaohui Liu, Guangyan Huang, Michael Blumenstein, and Clement Leung

    “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 ...

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    AuthorLuiz Flavio Autran Monteiro Gomes

    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 ...