Big data: in detail
What is big data?
'Big Data' describes the phenomenon of extremely large data sets that may be analysed, usually requiring large amounts of computer processing power, to reveal patterns, trends, and associations.
How is it relevant to mobile?
Translating large amounts of aggregated, anonymised data derived from mobile networks into information and knowledge of value will make our lives easier and society more sustainable.
The insights gathered from big data analytics can help analyse pollution; waste management; and lighting, transport and communications networks. Predictive analytics using robust historical data will support more accurate forecasting and planning.
This information will help efficiently manage smart cities, it is crucial to know how to use the information big data provides. For this to work; data needs to be constantly updated in real time, mobile provides this.