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Introduction

  • Julián Luengo
  • Diego García-Gil
  • Sergio Ramírez-Gallego
  • Salvador García
  • Francisco Herrera
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Abstract

We live in a world where data is generated from a myriad of sources, and it is really cheap to collect and storage such data. However, the real benefit is not related to the data itself, but with the algorithms that are capable of processing such data in a tolerable elapsed time, and to extract valuable knowledge from it. The term “Big Data” has spread rapidly in the framework of data mining and business intelligence. This new scenario can be defined by means of those problems that cannot be effectively or efficiently addressed using the standard computing resources that we currently have. We must emphasize that Big Data does not just imply large volumes of data but also the necessity for scalability, i.e., to ensure a response in an acceptable elapsed time. Therefore, the use of Big Data Analytics tools provides very significant advantages to both industry and academia. In this chapter we provide an introduction to Big Data and its problems. Next we discuss about a new topic, namely Big Data Analytics, referred to the application of machine learning techniques to Big Data problems. Then we continue with a definition of data preprocessing and the different techniques used to improve the quality of data. We finish with an introduction to the state of Big Data streaming.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julián Luengo
    • 1
  • Diego García-Gil
    • 1
  • Sergio Ramírez-Gallego
    • 2
  • Salvador García
    • 1
  • Francisco Herrera
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and AIUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.DOCOMO Digital EspañaMadridSpain

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