Hello, I welcome you to this article that centers on what big data is.
Are you still in the habit of pouring out your private information into any social media platform, mobile apps, or during sites registration?
Then you must read this to be well guided and for your own betterment
If you have an understanding of what big data is in the context in which we are going to approach it, then you will begin to have a change of attitude.
You know many times it baffles me how people keep throwing their private information around at any small opportunity.
Let’s look at these examples
What about Facebook? Same times, twitter, same and many more.
So let’s consider when you visit the hospital for medical checkup, you register and put your details e.g. name, age, sex, residential address, etc.
What about your voter card registration? You will register. Opening bank account, you register.
I can go on and on, but have you ever imagined where all this day is going to and what whoever is keeping it is doing with it?
There should be the need to try to find where these information is going, who is keeping it and what it is being used for.
What Big Data is.
Big data is a collection of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data gathered by organizations that can be mined for information and used for modern-day technological concepts.
So some of the recent technological application areas are machine learning projects, predictive modeling, and other advanced analytics applications.
The concept may have been around for some time now, but there is still a mix-up about what it really is.
And the phenomena is actually metamorphosing as it remains the major driving force behind all forms of technological evolutions.
The astonishing growth of big data in recent years is quite alarming due to the digital age evolution.
Also, almost every internet interaction nowadays requires registration which directly implies data collection.
What is left to know is how this data is used and secured from unauthorized access?
How it is being used
- Improving healthcare
- Predicting and responding to natural and man-made disasters
- Preventing crime
- Economic development
Concerns About Big Data
Data Security – we may not actually trust who has access to our information and what he/she is doing with it.
Privacy of Data –The Information we give contains a lot of information about our personal lives, much of which we have a right to keep private.
Often times we are required to strike a balance between the number of personal details we give out, and the convenience that Big Data-powered solutions and services offer.
Data discrimination- Sometimes having given all those details about ourselves, we are been discriminated against due to our personal inadequacies like when we get disqualified for bank credit.
When many people truly know what big data is and some of these concerns, they may begin to reduce volume of information they give out