30 thought provoking Big Data quotes that you should know

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Published June 2, 2014   |   

There are plenty of Big Data quotes on the web! But do you know which are the most powerful and thought-provoking ones? Here is a list of 30 best Big Data quotes that you should know.

1. “Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” – Dan Ariely
2. “Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the web like deer on a freeway.” – Geoffrey Moore
3. “The world is one big data problem.” – Andrew McAfee
4. “Data really powers everything that we do.” – Jeff Weiner
5. “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” – W. Edwards Deming
6. “Data are becoming the new raw material of business.” – Craig Mundie
7. “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina
8. “You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.” – Daniel Keys Moran
9. “Torture the data, and it will confess to anything.” – Ronald Coase
10. “Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a voice.” – Stephen Few
11. “It’s easy to lie with statistics. It’s hard to tell the truth without statistics.” – Andrejs Dunkels
12. “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly, one begins to twist the facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” – Sherlock Holmes
13. “Data really powers everything that we do.” – Jeff Weiner
14. “Data is the new science. Big Data holds the answers.” – Pat Gelsinger
15. “You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.” – Alvin Toffler
16. “Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.” – Clifford Stoll
17. “Data beats emotions.” – Sean Rad
18. “With too little data, you won’t be able to make any conclusions that you trust. With loads of data you will find relationships that aren’t real… Big data isn’t about bits, it’s about talent.” – Douglas Merrill
19. “Listening to the data is important… but so is experience and intuition. After all, what is intuition at its best but large amounts of data of all kinds filtered through a human brain rather than a math model?” – Steve Lohr
20. “Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.” – Peter Sondergaard
21. “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” – Gordon Gekko, Wall Street
22. “He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts—for support rather than for illumination.” – Andrew Lang
23. “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.” – Jim Barksdale
24. “Data matures like wine, applications like fish.” – James Governor
25. “With data collection, ‘the sooner the better’ is always the best answer. – Marissa Mayer
26. “I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians. And I’m not kidding.” – Hal Varian
27. “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a firehose.” – Mitchell Kapor.
28. “I’m sure, the highest capacity of storage device, will not enough to record all our stories; because, everytime with you is very valuable data.” – Aditia Rinaldi
29. “What we have is a data glut.” – Vernon Vinge
30. “We chose it because we deal with huge amounts of data. Besides, it sounds really cool.” – Larry Page