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Specializing Apps In The Big Data-Fast Data Virtual Cycle

27 July, 2017

Specializing Apps In The Big Data-Fast Data Virtual Cycle

Becoming a data-driven enterprise requires more than just parking data in a gigantic repository. “There’s big data, and there’s fast data,” said Dave Tang, senior vice president of corporate marketing and communications at Western Digital Corp.

The true yield from data lakes is the predictive algorithms data scientists build from them. “And we’re able to put them in real-time applications, and that’s sort of been the birth of fast data,” Tang said. Once businesses get a taste of profit via fast data, they want more, and they go collect more data and build more algorithms. The two feed into one another in a virtual cycle, he added.

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