Explained: The Promising Relation Between Big Data And IoT

Aug 27 · 3 min read

We’ve all heard about how big data and IoT are slated to change things for the better. Today, we spill the beans on just how this will happen.

Yes, the future of technology surely does lie in data and its analysis. Every day more and more devices are now connected to the Internet.

They are even inter-connected to communicate amongst themselves. In turn, these devices transmit the information for analysis.

After all, the ultimate goal is for information to be processed into data.

Next, the data is used to establish patterns and trends and to make a positive impact on health, transportation, energy conservation, and lifestyle.

However, the data itself is not capable of analyzing these patterns and trends.

To be able to achieve these objectives, the data needs to be analyzed via embedded intelligence. Only then, can it be used to find plausible solutions; ones that answer all the questions.

The picture above evokes a thousand thoughts on the relationship between big data and IoT.

Well, the relationship between big data and IoT can be very well explained in the words of Nicholas Negroponte “When we talk about an Internet of things, it’s not just putting RFID tags on some dumb thing so we smart people know where that dumb thing is. It’s about embedding intelligence so things become smarter and do more than they were proposed to do”.

As can be seen, two words, namely big data and IoT (Internet of Things) have been the focus of attention of our entire interaction so far.

Needless to say, it seems that they are dependent on each other.

So before we proceed any further, let’s individually talk about the two to better understand the relationship between them.

What Is Big data?

Big Data, literally translated, means ‘ large volume of data’.

This extensive data can be both structured and unstructured. However, it is important to understand that, it is not the amount of data that matters.

What matters is what organizations do with this avalanche of data.

Although the term ‘big data’ is relatively new, it has been in practice for quite some time.

The gathering and storing of information for eventual analysis can be traced back to the early 2000s.

The data hence generated can be implemented in relation (but not limited) to:

What is the Internet of Things?

The internet of things, or IoT, can be as “ a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction”.

Simply put, IoT is a clear cut signal that the future relies on one simple rule; anything that can be connected will be connected.

Relationship Between Big Data And IoT

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Originally published at https://get.tech on August 27, 2019.


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