[Okfn-ke] Where does Open Data and Big Data meet?

Ahmed Mohamed Maawy ultimateprogramer at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 12:34:01 UTC 2014

The Guardian explores the meeting point between Open Data and Big Data. It
is interesting to note that Open Data and Big Data are related, but are
never the same.

*Big data <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/big-data> and the new
phenomenon open data are closely related but they're not the same. Open
data brings a perspective that can make big data more useful, more
democratic, and less threatening.*

*While big data is defined by size, open data is defined by its use. Big
data is the term used to describe very large, complex, rapidly-changing
datasets. But those judgments are subjective and dependent on technology:
today's big data may not seem so big in a few years when data analysis and
computing technology improve.*
..... (Read more here

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