How VR can be for Big Data – An Overview

Virtual reality is widely seen as the source for games. But, if you’re thinking this way, then you’ve wasted your big data utilities. The big data specialists claim that virtual reality could be a great milestone in the data visualization arena. Let’s see more about this here.

Now, let’s start by reviewing how critical the “visualization” is in big data. Well, big data projects involve analytical activities conducted on large scales, so as to create insights from the gathered data. While graphs and charts are doing their roles of giving highlights, current-day big data requires an even deeper representation. Also, it shouldn’t be more difficult to identify from the viewer’s perspective. They should be user-friendly and be able to recognize and emphasize the correlations between the data points (let’s say millions). Moreover, we require them to be presented in real-time. So, here comes the significance of VR into this big field.

VR is a medium that is full of capabilities in terms of data visualization. You know that it enables us to sink into it and, by taking advantage of this, we should be able to become more interactive. This way, we could make analyses of polygonal data in an easier way. Being able to live in the data, we could grasp it better than we can only as a spectator. Now, you’ll ask me why it can’t be emulated on a two-dimensional screen. I have some reasons for this. See them below here:

Lesser Diversions:

With plenty of data points to analyze and interpret, you should be focused, but bringing your attention to something is not easy. With 3D and VR; however, it’s possible. By directing all your attention to immersing into the data, you will boost your focus on the target; thus, you’ll be able to visualize more clearly toward your output. This isn’t really possible when you’re viewing many data points on the screens of your PC.

Abundance of Space:

When you have a 360-degree angle of area, you can display a lot, right? This is what VR is offering you. You can utilize all the space in order to display lots and lots of data, just as you see in sci-fi movies.

Polygonal Analysis:

Typically, we utilize our eyesight for grasping and analyzing the data. But, if we could utilize other senses in the process, it would be great, right? Well, with VR, we’re able to use our hearing in the analysis and interpretation. This way, we can learn the importance of the data points with the help of sounds. Thus, we are able to perform a polygonal analysis, which is great! At this time, we cannot say about the other senses in the process, but I’d say they’re not too far away.

Lively Interactions:

In reality, we have the potential to interact with objects. This is the way we connect with our surroundings, right? But, in data science, we’re using only our systems for the activities; these aren’t lively. You again will agree with me! Now, with VR, we’ll be given the golden chance to interact more lively through pushing, moving, and other sorts of actions. Thus, it’ll put an end to the boring analysis altogether!

Tom Parillo

Tom Parillo

I am interested in all things technology, especially automation, robotics and tech that helps change how society will live in the future.
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