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Computing Everywhere: What’s in Store?

Do you remember the dream you had last night?

Everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers it. 

You don’t worry about it; the great Computing will help you soon. By scanning brain activity, it is now possible to decode what someone is watching. By 2050 it might be possible to actively monitor or download our dreams that will create some wonder in future!

Every day, the news media is giving more and more visibility to the effects of computing on our daily lives.

Computing is already everywhere. It is not just important; it is crucial and touches the root of civilization. ‘Computing everywhere’ also means connected devices everywhere and it makes the world more special.

Computing technologies accelerate on everything, not only the traditional desktop, portable, and laptop computers, but now also include wearable devices like Google Glass, Agent Smartwatch etc. and consumer goods like a car, washing machine, etc.

Computing everywhere

Journey with Computing

The history of computing can never be written in simple words because it’s the story of the human race as well. Computing is the story of confidence, ambition, passion, invention and creativity against limits of our mind and body.  In short, it is the journey from the Abacus to the iPad, from Gutenberg to Google, from Enigma to GPS.

Computing everywhere refers to Mobility and Multiple screens or Sensors. We have now reached a mobile era that everyone around us has smartphones. “Phones and wearable devices are now part of an expanded computing environment. The mobile devices are just part of a world which reflects computing is everywhere and it is embedded in everyday objects, from our car to appliances and even on clothing. All these indicate that we’ll have new ways to interact with the world.

While promising to add great utility to people’s lives, most technologies depend on direct communication between human and a known device or application. In a real scenario, even at home or outside, people will also need help from services which are unknown to them.  Let’s see some smart inventions from smart computing.

Smart Inventions

If the number of Internet-connected devices was 15 billion in the year 2015, it crossed 26.66 billion last year and predicted to reach 75 billion by 2025 (reference).  Here ‘devices’ refers not only to smartphones, netbooks and tablets but also systems such as smart grids, intelligent transportation, healthcare monitoring, smart manufacturing, and environmental sensors etc.

It is impossible to predict what will be the next move on computing, anyways let us expect another great miracle as usual. We all co-evolved with computing in every aspect. Can you imagine going back to the world without computing? Life would be unthinkable without a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop, because bits are the very oxygen that we breathe now, and we born in this digital world. So computing is the part of our lives; it is the oxygen we breathe, it colours our days and it’s our digital companion.

“The revolution is about to happen and it’s going to happen really fast! Let us continue our journey with this Digital Companion.”

– Jisna Mathew

Big Data: The Next Big Thing Is Already Here

The last decade was a victim of a big blast in the tech-Industry by the introduction of technologies like Wearable Computers, Ultra-private devices, Devops, Software-defined data centres, Big Data, Smart Mobiles, Cloud Computing, etc. Out of this, Big Data is becoming the next big thing in the IT world.

There is something that is so big that we can’t avoid it, even if we want to. “Big Data” is one of those things.

The Big Data is not just a group of data, but different types of data are handled in new ways. Big Data is nothing but a collection of vast and complex data that it becomes very tedious to capture, store, process, retrieve and analyze it with the help of on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing techniques.

Giant companies like Amazon and Wal-Mart as well as organizations such as the U.S. government and NASA are using Big Data to meet their business. Big Data can also play a role for small or medium-sized companies and organizations that recognize the possibilities to capitalize upon the gains.

Why Big Data?

Big Data is demanded for:

  • Increase of storage capacity
  • Increase of processing power
  • Availability of Data (different data type)

The three V’s in Big Data

The three V’s “volume, velocity and variety” concepts invented by Doug Laney in 2001 to refer to the challenge of data management. Big Data is high-volume, velocity and variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making.

3 V’s of BIG DATA

1. Volume

Volume refers to the vast amount of data generated every second. (A lot of data, more than can easily be handled by a single database, computer or spreadsheet)

2. Velocity

It refers to the speed at which new data is generated and the speed at which data moves around.

3. Variety

It refers to the different kinds of information in each record, lacking inherent structure or predictable size, rate of arrival, transformation, or analysis when processed.

Additionally, a new V, “Veracity” is added by some organizations to describe it.

4. Veracity

Veracity refers to the reliability and difficulty of the data. The quality of the data being captured can vary greatly. Accuracy of analysis depends on the veracity of the source data.

Big Data Analysis: Some recent technologies

Companies are depending on the following technologies to do Big Data analysis:

  • Speedy and efficient processors.
  • Modern storage and processing technologies, especially for unstructured data
  • Robust server processing capacities
  • Cloud computing
  • Clustering, high connectivity, parallel processing, MPP
  • Apache Hadoop/ Hadoop Big Data

9 ways to build-up Self–Assurance in Big Data

The various process  to build up courage in Big Data

1. Data Exploration

Big Data exploration permits to discover and mine Big Data to find, Visualize and understand all Big Data to improve decision making.

2. Application Consolidation and Retirement

File the old application data and update new application deployment with test data management, integration and data quality.

3. Enhanced 360-degree view of the customer

It allows customer-facing professionals with improved and accurate information to involve customers to develop trusted relationships and improve loyalty. To gain that 360-degree view of the customer, the organization needs to force internal and external sources with structured and unstructured data.

4. Security and Intelligence Extension

The increasing numbers of crimes – cyber-based terrorism and computer interruptions posters a real threat to every individual and organization. To meet the security challenges, businesses need to enhance security platforms with Big Data technologies to process and analyze new data types and sources of under-influenced data.

5. Operations Analysis

It analyzes a variety of machine data for improved business results.

6. Data Warehouse Augmentation

Data Warehouse Modernization (formerly known as Data Warehouse Augmentation) is about building on an existing data warehouse infrastructure, influencing Big Data technologies to ‘augment’ its capabilities. It integrates Big Data and data warehouse capabilities to increase operational efficiency.

7. Improve Application Efficiency

Manage data growth, improve performance, and lower the cost for mission-critical applications.

8. Efficiency Application Development and Testing

It creates and maintains right-sized development, test and training environments.

9. Security and Compliance

It protects data, improves data integrity, and moderate opening risks and lower compliance costs.

If you arrange a system which works through all those stages to arrive at this target, then congratulation!!!

You’re in Big Data.

And hopefully, ready to start reaping the benefits!

– Anupa Thomas