How Agencies can Make Good on the Promise of Big Data

Big data is a big bet for the public sector.

It’s estimated that U.S. federal agencies currently store 1.61 petabytes of data – and it’s expected to do a lot more with that data than it currently is. In a 2012 survey by the 1105 Government Information Group, 63% of the almost 200 respondents agreed that unless they implement and use big data it will be more difficult to meet their agency's mission

What is Big Data?