The Petabyte Age

By jajacobs | June 30, 2008

The June 23, 2008 issue of WIRED MAGAZINE (issue 16.07) has several stories about large datasets.

The Petabyte Age: Because More Isn’t Just More – More Is Different

Sensors everywhere. Infinite storage. Clouds of processors. Our ability to capture, warehouse, and understand massive amounts of data is changing science, medicine, business, and technology. As our collection of facts and figures grows, so will the opportunity to find answers to fundamental questions. Because in the era of big data, more isn’t just more. More is different.

The End of Theory The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete

Feeding the Masses: Data In, Crop Predictions Out Chasing the Quark: Sometimes You Need to Throw Information Away Winning the Lawsuit: Data Miners Dig for Dirt Tracking the News: A Smarter Way to Predict Riots and Wars Spotting the Hot Zones: Now We Can Monitor Epidemics Hour by Hour

Sorting the World: Google Invents New Way to Manage Data Watching the Skies: Space Is Big – But Not Too Big to Map Scanning Our Skeletons: Bone Images Show Wear and Tear Tracking Air Fares: Elaborate Algorithms Predict Ticket Prices Predicting the Vote: Pollsters Identify Tiny Voting Blocs Pricing Terrorism: Insurers Gauge Risks, Costs Visualizing Big Data: Bar Charts for Words – jim jacobs