Author and Book Cover

Author and Book Cover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Introduction to Dataclysm

The book, "Dataclysm" by Christian Rudder focuses on the relatively new phenomena that is big data. What is big data exactly? defines it as "data sets, typically consisting of billions or trillions ofrecords, that are so vast and complex that they require new andpowerful computational resources to process." So, there is a whole lot of data out there and the tricky part is figure out what to do with it. In his book, Christian Rudder takes a look at just a small sample size of this big data that he has collected from his online dating site and analyzes how it is affecting us as humans and what we should ultimately do with all of it.

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