Debunking Big Data Myths

Big data has acquired a shockingly large body of myths in its short history as a prevailing business-technology paradigm. Depending on who you talk to, big data's myths present it either as a utopian vision or dystopic nightmare for the human race.


  1. Many organizations have bet their businesses on big data, but still struggle to cut through the veil of myths that obscure the true value of this technology. In our recent #BigDataMgmt Twitter chat, Professor Kirk Borne, data scientist, and Neil Raden, CEO and Principal Analyst of Hired Brains, joined us as we debunked some of the big data myths. Here is a snippet from that conversation.
  2. Does big data always trump small data?
  3. Is big data primarily used for analyzing social media and customer sentiment?