Where does it all come from?
The discussion about Big Data stems from a development in the ways in which data is generated.
Years ago, data was primarily generated by employees who feed it directly into computer systems. Along with the widespread of the internet, larger and larger quantities of data are now also created by the individual consumer through social media and the like.
However, apart from employees and consumers manually entering data, there is a third factor. Buildings, vehicles, surveillance systems, manufacturing machinery and the like creates enormous amounts of data today.
The increase in manually and automatically generated data constantly presents new possibilities for obtaining valuable knowledge.