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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced on October 29, 2019, that the final, nine-volume version of the “NIST Big Data Interoperability Framework” (Framework) has been published. The Framework, which was developed by NIST in collaboration with hundreds of experts from an array of industries, provides ways developers can utilize the same data-analyzing software tools on any computing platform. Under the Framework, analysts can transfer their work to different platforms and use more sophisticated algorithms without revamping their environment. This interoperability provides a solution to data scientists who are tasked with analyzing increasingly diverse data sets from a multitude of platforms. Consequently, it could also play a role in solving modern day difficulties that include, but are not limited to, detecting health-care fraud and issues that arise during weather forecasting.
Nat’l Inst. of Standards and Tech., https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2019/10/nist-final-big-data-framework-will-help-make-sense-our-data-drenched-age (Oct. 29, 2019).