Big Data is becoming used increasingly in many fields. It is not always easy to know how to manage it. Here are some ways to get acquainted with this new situation in the working world.
Big data can be defined as “the set of data produced in real time, continuously, whether or not structured, whose growth is exponential”. It is practically impossible to manage with conventional database management tools, since it often comes from various sources such as social media, electronic transactions, public data, etc.
However, knowing how to collect, process and interpret it can provide your business with a real benefit, and it is an asset for any business analyst.
Indeed, according to an article in the journal Gestion, “(…) data, intelligence and the analytical approach to business will be intimately linked.”
The good news is that there are several courses that can be followed in person or online to help you exploit big data for the benefit of your organization. Here are a few:
- Adult education (AEC) “Big Data and Business Intelligence” – Bois-de-Boulogne CEGEP
- “Big Data and Data Governance” – HEC Montreal
- Continuing education and business services. “Specialist in Big Data and Business Intelligence” – Sainte-Foy CEGEP.
- “Data Science” – LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com).