Baseball, more so than other sports, is known for its massive data collection, complex statistics and informed managerial decisions. So it should be no surprise that, just as corporate enterprises are going through a big data revolution, so will baseball. While the technology that enables big data is quite technical and designed to operate behind the scenes, the direct impact of big data on the average consumer will be quite visible over time. Hadoop, with its ability to manage massive data sets, is about to change the game of baseball.
Check out my latest post on TechCrunch for a look at how the sport has evolved from simple data collection to the “Big Data Era of Baseball” and what the means for the future
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.