Computing platforms for big data and AI

Rafael Schmidt and Bruno Tissot offer insights on developing a comprehensive information strategy

The term ‘big data’ is relatively vague and refers to the proliferation of information brought by the so-called data revolution and generated as an ‘organic’ by-product of social media and web-based activities, machine sensors and business operations, among others.1 As regards central banks more specifically, the financial big datasets they are dealing with typically comprise four main types: internet-based indicators; commercial records; financial market indicators; and administrative registers

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