So what is the big deal about Big Data? Of course, the answer is that it's big – 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated every day from social media, sensors, and other sources. Understanding Big Data could mean billions of dollars saved - or it could be used to used to figure out "who's leaving the lights on?", but companies are struggling to find ways to make sense of and derive insight from this torrent of information.
The IT industry is responding by developing computational accelerators and... [More]