Analyzing the massive explosion of baseball information capitalizes on a growing trend toward “big data,” the tools and processes to harness insights found in gigantic data sets. A project to uncover Twitter sentiment around the 2011 post-season play provided an example of how the sheer amount of information need not outstrip our capacity to manage or access it in useful ways.
As I wrote “Time to Build Your Big Data Muscles” for Fast Company, I discovered more fascinating bits of data about big data than I could include in the article. Here are some of the eye popping details. If all