The Big Deal with Big Data

September 11, 2012

Big data has certainly become big news; today’s headlines are full of tales bemoaning firms’ ability to store, handle and analyze large sets of data. But big data is not a new phenomenon. And finding ways to manage it is not new to software firms, some of which have been doing it for over 20 years.

So why is big data such a hot topic? Jesse Davis, director of research and development at application connectivity provider Progress DataDirect, says Facebook and Twitter are partly at fault.