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Big Data in Small Pieces

Big Data in Small Pieces

Big Data is confusing (both the concept and the data itself). As more grantmakers begin to explore how their data can work in a larger context, and how that context relates to the mission and vision that are at the center of all their activities, we need more and better explanations, examples, and ideas about what big data is and how to use it (and whether to capitalize it). GMN compiled these resources to help raise awareness, expand understanding, and engage conversations. The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time (The Atlantic, Nov. 21, 2011) While passive data