Sabah: As data becomes bigger and bigger, information alone is not enough, it is how it can be processed to solve problems at hand and enable better decision making. That was message from the session on Big Data on the second day of the Malaysia Geospatial Forum here on Wednesday. Kicking off the session, Dr Noordin Ahmed, Director General, Malaysian Space Agency (ANGKASA), stated that space sector was among the earliest ones to acquire the technologies for tackling Big Data since it dealt with huge amounts of data – not only about earth observation but also about the outer space. Managing Big Data simply means providing data services for massive space and datasets to a range of scientists and users; demonstration of the ability to explore advanced online analytics and visualisation; and in the end making it easier for others to take out useable information from that data, he said.
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