DATA DEPOT: THE BEST IN BIG DATA NEWS

DATA DEPOT: THE BEST IN BIG DATA NEWS

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF THIS WEEK’S MOST INTERESTING BIG DATA STORIES

Happy Friday, everyone! Before you sign off for the weekend, be sure to check out our roundup of the best in big data news. This week, we’ll see how data is creating more transparency in the finance industry, how farmers are using digital technology on their livestock and what NASA predicts the Earth will look like in 2099. 

Big Buzz About Big Data: 5 Ways Big Data Is Changing Finance The finance industry has always been murky when it comes to data, in large part due to confusing regulations and enormous volumes of data. This Forbes article highlights how big data is uniquely helping the finance industry create more transparency. For example, if someone deletes and re-types information or spends an unusual amount of time on a credit application, this might indicate hesitation and therefore be considered riskier loan applicant.

Big Data Predicts Centuries of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked NASA’s Center for Climate Simulation has crunched the numbers and have some alarming revelations in regards to climate change. By analyzing factors such as how much sunlight reflects off the sea ice or how much water you need to have in the air before forming a cloud, researchers are able to string together important data points to show what the Earth will look like in 2099.

How RFID Delivers Big Data on Cows, Milk Production and More Even Elsie has gone digital. RFID technology has helped farmers produce dairy more effectively by monitoring the health of unhealthy cows. The technology delivers real-time updates to farmers notifying them immediately of cows who need to be vaccinated for dewormed, in addition to helping them keep a close eye on their food intake. By using this data, farmers are able to yield maximum results from a smaller pool of healthy cows.

Can Big Data Catch the Bad Guys? Can big data make us feel less anxious in regards to the string of recent violent mass shootings? This author advocates for more citizen transparency for the sake of derailing potential terrorists.

#GivingTuesday: Making the Most of Digital Data Giving Tuesday has opened up a host of new data opportunities for nonprofits. Similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, nonprofits are countering consumerism, by giving donors a dedicated day to give back. The day of giving is quickly attracting more digital giving and even helping orgs drive an increase in volunteerism. This article highlights the possibilities the increased amount of data will offer nonprofits.   

An Explosion of Data In an effort to convey the exponential amount of data we’re creating each day, artists have visualized the impact of digital technology and the world wide web.