Data is the new oil or the new gold or the new whatever. If you have been following the space around big data, you have no doubt heard their phrases before. But is data really the new resource? The simple as is, it depends.
Data by itself is kind of useless. You have a lot of data in your cluster and it won’t amount to a whole lot if it isn’t used in a way that gains you some new insight that you haven’t seen before. That is where machine learning comes into play.