Posts about Big Data

Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on December 12, 2018
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I attended Web Summit last month and was privy to the same promises of what the internet of things (IoT) can do – yep, I’ve been hearing the same rhetoric, and seeing the same paperware since working with IoT back in 2010. It utterly frustrates me when I persistently read or hear of “What the IoT can do” rather than “Look, this is what we’ve achieved” ...

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Right now, we’re at the infancy in the development of a whole new layer of added business value. AI and especially deep learning have tremendous potential to improve network planning and operations. You can get dizzy thinking about how much data is collected and monitored each day in networks across the world, and yet the vast majority of it goes ignored. It’s only when some network failure occurs that we dig into our pile of data to understand what happened ...

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Network control and management is a complex task, incorporating cloud operations, core and metro transport, mobile fronthaul and backhaul connectivity all the way to user applications. Setting aside optimizations and assurance mechanisms, running applications on such a diverse and distributed infrastructure is a challenging task in itself. With localized and highly engineered network operational tools, it typically takes several days or even weeks for any changes, upgrades or service deployments to take effect ...

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