The Internet of Events & Big Data: Secret Documentation

The Internet of Events & Big Data: Secret Documentation
January 3, 2019 Shirin

Big Data stands for vast amounts of data that break through the boundaries of conventional data processing. It stands for digital technologies that change society, but which are also in a state of continuous change.

But what exactly is behind the term Big Data? What volume of data are we actually talking about? And what does Big Data have to do with the Internet of Events?

Our digital traces

Each of us generates data almost continuously, or more precisely, event data. When paying with a credit card in the supermarket, when calling a friend, when sending an e-mail or at this very moment, when reading this article. But even without the active use of Internet applications, event data about our activities is stored. For example, our smartphone constantly queries our location. Every activity that is carried out manually or automatically via the Internet is automatically logged by a system as an event.

internet of events and big data

Big Data in 10 minutes

Each of us leaves behind digital traces every day and generates more and more data. And although not all of the data we collect is stored for the long term, the volume of data we generate is growing exponentially. Because we communicate, work and spend our leisure time more and more digitally. At the same time, the proportion of people with Internet access is rising worldwide as the population grows. In the last 10 minutes alone, we have generated more data than from prehistoric times to 2003. This huge volume and growth of data are known as Big Data. But what does Big Data mean to us? Let’s start with one of the largest data sources, the Internet of Events.

Welcome to the Internet of Events

Most digital activities, also known as events, take place over the Internet today. Hence the term Internet of Events. Since activities can vary greatly in their appearance and form, a distinction is made between four categories or sources of event data.

1. Internet of Content

The Internet of Content describes any content, from texts, images to videos, which are made available over the Internet. Providers of such content are, for example, the video platform YouTube or the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

2. Internet of People

The Internet of People describes all networks in which people communicate with each other. In short: the social networks. These include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

internet of events and big data

Welcome to the Internet of Events

Most digital activities, also known as events, take place over the Internet today. Hence the term Internet of Events. Since activities can vary greatly in their appearance and form, a distinction is made between four categories or sources of event data.

1. Internet of Content

The Internet of Content describes any content, from texts, images to videos, which are made available over the Internet. Providers of such content are, for example, the video platform YouTube or the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

2. Internet of People

The Internet of People describes all networks in which people communicate with each other. In short: the social networks. These include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

internet of events and big data

The Internet of Events is a network that crosses physical boundaries and connects people and objects worldwide. Complexity, possibilities and content are constantly changing. The only thing that remains is the data. Or as we have learned: Big Data. But what do we do with this data now? And what challenges does Big Data bring with it? We’ll analyze this in more detail in the following article.

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