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The Search For Analysts to Make Sense of 'big Data'

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DJ Patil, visualization

DJ Patil explains a visualization of a person's LinkedIn network, where different groups of contacts are illustrated by different colors.

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Businesses keep vast troves of data about things like online shopping behavior, or millions of changes in weather patterns, or trillions of financial transactions—information that goes by the generic name of big data.

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