In Pictures: 10 Big Data Trends Changing the Face of Business

Big data is slowly but surely changing the way companies do business. Here's a look at 10 trends shaping big data and the future of business.

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Compound Applications That Combine Data Sets to Create Value The new cornucopia of public and private data is providing a new opportunity to mash up multiple big data sets to gain new insights beyond what a single big data set allows. "The highest value of big data is coming from combining big data sets together," says Ron Bodkin, CEO and founder of Think Big, a big data consulting firm. For instance, Land O' Lakes' WinField business, a provider of agricultural seed and crop protection, combines big data sets—including weather data, soil moisture data, soil type data, seed data and more—to help its growers achieve maximum yields.

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