Sunday, May 09, 2010

The big data graph era

With the start of the big data era and the ability to collect, store and render meaningful numerous data points, the cultural outlook of the world is shifting too. Graphs, graphs, graphs. Individuals and communities have a social graph, taste graph, preference graph, affinity graph, attention graph, intention graph, values graph, emotion graph, health graph and more.

Graphing theory is being applied to many new contexts such as social networks, media consumption, nanotechnology fabrication, gaming, and genomic analysis and could be one of the many data analysis techniques applied to any large dataset. VLDS – very large datasets – and moving back into the cloud mean that sophisticated data analysis and artificial intelligence techniques could be an expected feature of websites just like social networking commentary and gaming elements have become today.

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