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The IoT and Big Data: Making The Connection


By Philip Kushmaro

The future of technology lies in data and its analysis. More objects and devices are now connected to the Internet, transmitting the information they gather back for analysis. The goal is to harness this data to learn about patterns and trends that can be used to make a positive impact on our health, transportation, energy conservation, and lifestyle. However, the data itself doesn’t produce these objectives, but rather it’s solutions that arise from analyzing it and finding the answers we need.

Two terms that have been discussed in relation to this future: big data and The Internet of Things (IoT); It’s hard to talk about one without the other, and although they are not the same thing, the two practices are closely intertwined.

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