Big Data has ratings and reviews. Morcan The STREAM TONE by T. Gilling Wikinomics by Don Tapscott Big Data by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. The key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data. A revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press, big data will change the way we think about business, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor of internet governance and regulation at the University of Oxford—and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero—believes that.

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Mar 04, Douglas Wood rated it liked it. Yet the prices vary wildly, being based on a myriad of factors that are mostly known only by the airlines themselves. No description of a topic in this book sounds too optimistic or too pessimistic, and the reader is not foisted an opinion. Google is there for that, right? Viktor Mayer-Schoeneberger and Kenneth Cukier come to the task of writing this book with unbeatable credentials.

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But again, it was one he could solve. Mayer-Schonberger does a great job on identifying the key issues around Big Data and offering his opinion and insights on how we should move forward.

Should make any Big Data person’s bookshelf. Back on terra firma, Etzioni was determined to figure out a way for people to know if a ticket price they see mayer-achonberger is a good deal or not.

Read my full review here. That is how this book starts and this is the story it tells. I will spare you the others. So, you can ask a thousand odd people how they are likely to vote in the coming election, and if you have randomised the people you are asking properly you are likely to get a pretty good idea of how the entire country will vote. Carolyn McGregor, a Ph.


The authors could have kept the length of book to pages, making it an interesting dta not a redundant read. I felt like it was written in several parts and then glued together without much review. I would highly recommend for business analysts and managers, including c-level execs. The insights that are emerging out of big data are spread out over many areas, and are already impacting several aspects of society.

Lots of food for thought Very thought provoking and well considered, Big Data was cleverly structured. On the flight, curiosity got the better of him and he asked the fellow in the next seat how much his ticket had cost and when he had bought it. View all 6 comments. But according to the authors of this book, there mayer-schonbeger treasure to be mined in this trash.

Instead, he simply had to predict whether the price being shown was likely to increase or decrease in the future. Still, the subject is so intensely fascinating that it doesn’t matter much.

In the middle of the 19th Century, after 16 years of mayer-schonbergsr, Maury published a book based on 1. Now, in the Digital Age, the volumes of data that can be harnessed are, at times, literally astronomical. The resulting improvements have vata UPS to shave 30 million miles and 3 million gallons of fuel per year from their routes loc. Big data is not about trying to “teach” a computer to “think” like humans.

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Open Preview See a Problem? Moreover, the systems are built to improve themselves over time, by keeping a tab on what are the best signals and patterns to look for as more data is fed in.


In addition, big data is being used to help identify where potentially dangerous infrastructural problems are occurring, and also to identify trouble spots for fire hazards, in order that they may be addressed. Jul 26, Jimboninja rated it liked it. Keeping the algorithms unchanged, they just fed in three orders of magnitude more data, from 10 million to a billion words.

Want to Read saving…. Etzioni couldn”t have built ivktor company five or ten years earlier.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In other words, what was needed was a souped-up version of the informal survey Etzioni conducted at 30, feet. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data.

A widely recognized authority on big data, he is the fiktor of over a hundred articles and eight books, of which the most recent is Delete: The key intuition that this book is highlighting is a shift towards greatly increased production of data and greatly increased use of large nearly complete mayer-shconberger levels data sets in the management and control of a range of industries.

Until recently, however, our ability to render phenomena and events in a quantified format, store this information, and analyze it has been severely limited.