Guest Editorial——Cloud and Big Data - Volume 9, No. 4, April 2014 - Journal of Communications

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Guest Editorial——Cloud and Big Data

Niklas Carlsson1, Xiaolin (Andy) Li2, Mukesh Singhal3 , and Mea Wang4
1.Linköping University, Sweden
2.University of Florida, USA
3.University of California, Merced, USA
4.University of Calgary, Canada
In the current digital age, massive amounts of data are generated in many different ways and forms. The data may be collected from everything from personal web logs to purposefully placed sensors. Today, companies and researchers use this data for everything from targeted personalized ads based on social data to solving important scientific problems that may help future generations of word citizens. Regardless if measured in monetary profit or other measures, the value of this data has proven valuable for many purposes and has led us into the Big Data era. Due to the large volume of data, Big Data requires significant storage, processing, and bandwidth resources. To date, the Cloud provides the largest collection of disk storage, CPU power, and network bandwidth, which makes it a natural choice for housing the Big Data...

doi: 10.12720/jcm.9.4.i-iii
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