5G and big data are a key part of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. And for the simple reason that most IoT devices exist to produce actionable data.
What makes big data so "big" is that it tends to have the attributes of volume (or amount of data), speed (how fast it needs to be gathered, transmitted and processed), value (business-critical content) and variety (lots of different data types). Big data sets are so complex and enormous that yesterday's database systems can't deal with them.
None of this is static—especially the data processing part, which will increase in importance and magnitude at astronomical rates going forward. 5G networks can be key to providing the bandwidth and remote AI computing that can fuel the business intelligence revolution.
AI uses deep learning to extract business insights from large quantities of data, which can be used to improve operations, logistics, marketing and many other business endeavors.