Friday, February 15, 2013

Train Delays - why context counts in Big Data

Right now in the UK there are hundreds if not thousands of trains around the UK, all moving at different speeds and going on various routes across millions of rails, switches, points and other things.  This gives billions of pieces of information.

But right here, right now I just want to know why my train is stuck and when I'll get home.

The key to remember in Big Data is that its not the volume that really matters its how you deliver the information and analytics to the right person at the right time to inform their decisions.

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