With a nod to Kernighan & Ritchie, Big Smart Data begins. The intent of this site is to seek out, organize, explore and understand a layer of software infrastructure characterized by clusters of cooperative processors, machine learning, the wisdom of the crowd, data science, and more.
The theme song of the Network Age is exponential growth.
Intel (among others) asserts that Moore’s Law is good for at least another decade. But data production grows even faster. The growth rate of two of the three V’s of big data (velocity, volume, and variety) eclipses that of Moore. It might be hype, mere buzz words, or true tipping point, but we are in the Big Smart Data phase … and the stack is evolving.
So, hello world!