Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think Kenneth Cukier . Mayer-Schonberger and Cukier’s book aims to provide an initial survey and analysis .. This is a fascinating exploration of the topic of what happens when the sample size of a given field of study reaches the point where n =all. Big Data. A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think. By Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier. Hardback. Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think. Amazon Exclusive: Q&A with Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger Q. What on big data research in China, Knowledge and Information Systems, v n

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The key intuition that this book is highlighting is a shift towards mayer-schonberged increased production of data and greatly increased use of large nearly complete population levels data sets in the management and control of a range of industries. Second, we’ll come to accept the inevitable messiness in huge stores of data and learn not to insist on precision in reporting. Actually nothing is new in this book. Carolyn McGregor, a Ph. Lots of food for thought.

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For those who want to go into the depth, the author has compiled thousands of so A great non-technical book on big data. Data science for Business. The person giving the lecture mentioned big data and how sociologists would give their eyeteeth to get their hands on some of it.

On the flip side, the authors, in their attempt to explain different aspects of Big Data, tend to get too repetitive. Meanwhile, car companies are beginning to use data from sensors in automobiles to mayer-schonbergger which parts are causing problems, and also to understand where cukiee why accidents are happening, so that they may be lessened.


Apr 17, David Adams rated it did not like it Recommends it for: It is devoid of all the hype surrounding Big Dats.

This emerging science can translate myriad phenomena—from the price of airline tickets to the text of millions of books—into searchable form, and uses our increasing computing power to unearth epiphanies that we never could have seen before.

Good buy for the topic at beginner’s level. His very profitable business, Decide. At the same time, the increased precision will offer increased but false confidence in those fundamentally flawed results. Read more Read less. Tech companies such as Drawbridge and Flurry have sprung up expressly to track individuals, and can determine which devices cellphone, work computer, home computer, tablet, laptop belong to the same user.

We’re just starting to reap the benefits: I’m not sold on all the claims made by this book. This third shift, they argue, also means that there is no longer the need for domain-specific expertise. Cashback within 3 days from shipment. I kept coming back to 3 major concerns. Read reviews that mention big data must read technical examples primer basic general depth google. Big data is an all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large or complex that it becomes difficult to process them using traditional mayer-schonnerger processing applications.


I feel that the author would have been better served by a stronger editor.

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

Second, even if I could majer-schonberger up with the hype, the book is not that informative beyond a very general level. How can officials identify the most dangerous New York City manholes before they explode? Email alerts New issue alert.

Though the book is quite redundant and almost every second page has the same message: While big data may already be bringing us impressive benefits, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier argue that the bulk of the benefits are yet to come.

I didn’t proofread this as I’ve wasted far too much time reading this book. That might work in an ideal democracy, but I think when we have arrived at this point, “democracy” is only a word used in history books.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The book describes in detail a number of very cool projects where Big Data has played a significant role in Walmart, Target and the Health Insurance industries.

The National Security Agency, long one of the pioneers in this burgeoning but little-appreciated field, cukifr been teaching us — or, rather, Snowden, The Guardian, and the Washington Post have been teaching us — about the power that resides in gargantuan masses of data.