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Beautiful Software Brings Meaning and Pleasure to Big Data

With the Latest Software Upgrades, Handing Big Data Is Better and Easier, but Are Automation Companies Ready to Handle the Data Influx?

By Paul Studebaker

Let's get the buzzwords out of the way: With the imminent explosion in the number of inexpensive, often wireless sensors and devices of all kinds connected to the internet (the Internet of Things, or IoT), we will be tasked (and challenged by our competitors) to make use of a tsunami of data to improve plant operations. "Big Data" is defined as data coming in such large volumes, or so fast, or in such unusual forms (images, sounds) that we can't deal with it using conventional means.

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