Big Data: an exploration of research, technologies and application cases

  • Emilcy J. Hernández-Leal Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Néstor D. Duque-Méndez Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Julián Moreno-Cadavid Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Keywords: Big data, data analysis, data science, data mining, big data analysis

Abstract

Big Data has become a worldwide trend and although still lacks a scientific or academic consensual concept, every day it portends greater market growth that surrounds and the associated research areas. This paper reports a systematic review of the literature on Big Data considering a state of the art about techniques and technologies associated with Big Data, which include capture, processing, analysis and data visualization. The characteristics, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for some applications and Big Data models that include support mainly for modeling, analysis, and data mining are explored. Likewise, some of the future trends for the development of Big Data are introduced by basic aspects, scope, and importance of each one. The methodology used for exploration involves the application of two strategies, the first corresponds to a scientometric analysis and the second corresponds to a categorization of documents through a web tool to support the process of literature review. As results, a summary and conclusions about the subject are generated and possible scenarios arise for research work in the field.

Author Biographies

Emilcy J. Hernández-Leal, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Esp. en Gerencia Estratégica de Proyectos, Estudiante de Maestría
en Ingeniería Administrativa, Administradora de sistemas informá-
ticos, Departamento de Ingeniería de la Organización, Facultad de
Minas

Néstor D. Duque-Méndez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

PhD. en Ingeniería, MSc. en Ingeniería de Sistemas, Especialista en
Sistemas, Ingeniero Mecánico, Facultad de Administración, Departamento
de Informática y Computación

Julián Moreno-Cadavid, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

PhD. en Ingeniería – Sistemas, MSc. en Ingeniería de Sistemas,
Ingeniero de Sistemas e Informática, Departamento de Ciencias de
la Computación y de la Decisión, Facultad de Minas

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E. J. Hernández-Leal, N. D. Duque-Méndez, and J. Moreno-Cadavid, “Big Data: an exploration of research, technologies and application cases”, TecnoL., vol. 20, no. 39, pp. 15-38, May 2017.

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2017-05-02
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