The amount being generated these days is more than ever before, and it’s growing exponentially. It won’t be long before we see yottabytes of data, and making sense of what we have is going to be a growing problem for us. I’ve made a start on reading about how this will be done and how we’ll have to sort structured from unstructured data (eg databases from email content).

I’ve also started reading about the sort of tools which can be used to help identify the patterns and to find the specific needle you sent in a super-haystack sized pile of needles.

These books are as far as I’ve got, from the left on the shelf. Once you get to the Misha Glenny books were on to a different topic, which I’m sure I’ll write about soon…