23 Apr '13, 12am

Big data opportuntiy for embedded systems firms

Why it is that we are only now starting to appreciate the value of big data and where all this data comes from, asks Matthew Caffrey, general manager at Chesterfield-based embedded systems supplier, DSP Design . With the advent of the cloud and storage options becoming less expensive, the rush towards big data and its use in business intelligence is increasingly rapidly. According to IBM 90% of the world’s data is less than two years old. When talking about big data we generally refer to the generic name given to unimaginably huge amounts of digitally held data, anything from a text message to temperature sensors or even the output from all those security cameras. Subsequently many companies have now developed software tools to harness and interrogate this data. These business intelligence tools allow the data to be processed, analysed closely and reported. A recent exampl...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/articles/23/04/2013/5598...

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