Big data infographic

Big Data: What it is and where it’s going

By DeVry University

Think about the sheer volume of computers, devices and internet connections worldwide – the result is a massive amount of information being transmitted. All that information put together is “big data,” and it’s only getting bigger. Data can be derived from every transaction using a machine or an app, from digital creations, calibrations, communications… the list goes on and on!

While it’s astounding to think about this amount of data, what is even more important is what can be done with it. From research on clinical health information, to predicting retail pricing trends, to social media downloads on your phone, nearly all industries could be touched by the use of big data in the future. Check out how far data reaches, and the fields that leverage it, in our graphic snapshot below.