The Big Data drum beats on because there's still Big Money in it
A while back, I published an article Big Data Does Not Equal Big Knowledge, Fast forward a year or two and it's still the case that the tangible results that Big Data solutions have yielded in the life sciences, pale by comparison with the investment in them. So long as life science research organizations are happy to keep paying for Big Data solutions that generate more fancy infographics than actual insights, vendors of Big Data solutions are happy to keep selling them. It's going to be interesting to see how long this will continue as some of the big players like IBM are also heavily pushing their Big Data/AI solutions like Watson. To date, it seems like little has changed and the original article is as relevant today as it was when I published it.
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