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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Data Metaphors

The more articles you read the more you become aware of the use of metaphors in the phenomena of data descriptions. The comparisons which allow visualization of various images of unprecedented data growth seem endless

  • Big Data  - http://www.capacent.is/library/Skrar/Analytics/economist-data-20100227.pdf
  • Data Avalanche  - discussed http://kevinekline.com/2010/11/09/tn-summit-2010-surviving-the-data-avalanche
  • Data Flood  - discussed in The Fourth Paradigm Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/fourthparadigm/
  • Data Explosion   - The digital universe decade http://www.emc.com/collateral/demos/microsites/idc-digital-universe/iview.htm
  • Data Revolution – from social data to open data sets http://giscience.org.uk/2011/03/21/the-open-data-revolution/
  • Data Deluge  - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422131123.htm
  • Data Tsunami   - http://pubs.amstat.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1198/jasa.2011.ap10508

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