Big Data

  • by Viktor Mayer-Schöberger, Kenneth Cukier
  • Narrated by Jonathan Hogan
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Oxford professor and author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger joins Economist data editor and commentator Kenneth Cukier to deliver insight into the hottest trend in technology. "Big data" makes it possible to instantly analyze and draw conclusions from vast stores of information, enabling revolutionary breakthroughs in business, health, politics, and education. But big data also raises troubling social and privacy concerns sure to be a major talking point in the years ahead.

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Great introduction

I really enjoyed this book. It gave really powerful insight into a world of data and how it is governing our lives.
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- Sebastian S

Great starting point

Would you listen to Big Data again? Why?

I might listen to the first few chapters again to note down some of the examples and use them during my presentations.


What other book might you compare Big Data to, and why?

This is the first of the set of books that I am reading on Big Data.


Which character – as performed by Jonathan Hogan – was your favourite?

The story of the guy who joined Amazon to help people find books was very interesting.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes,but I was able to listen to this book in a week


Any additional comments?

This book demystifies Big Data and busts certain myths people may have about it. After reading the book you know what to expect from Big Data. May be a chapter on what to do next for people wanting to know more about Big Data and how to get started on it might have been helpful.

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- faisdenous

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2013
  • Publisher: Recorded Books