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Hello Data!

Data Depth of Field

Always looking for a way to increase the efficiency and ease in their work, mankind has opened the door of the technology world and has adopted the digitization of their daily works and more as the only way of technological developments. Thus, he would eliminate his deficiencies and find ways to achieve perfection in everything he does. However, he could not save himself from succumbing to his forgetfulness. However, reaching perfection required recording everything. To record everything should have been more reliable than memories.

Although verbal transfers at the beginning of history formed cultures, they remained local, and different methods and techniques were required for the information that concerns all humanity. The transfer process, which started by scraping the stones, became the jumping point for humanity and science by writing on paper, sound and image. And the biggest technology developed by human beings in the digital world has become the digital version of the “recording instinct“: DATA!

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Of course, I do not plan to deal with the historical processes and the philosophy of the data. However, the way of all systems that have survived until today and will shape the future is through Data. So much so that technological advances produced Data. Now we have started to use Data produced by Data and technologies produced by Data.

For example, when you consider Healthcare (of course, from an IT perspective), there are Health Management Systems that aim to systematically turn the disciplines that healthcare professionals follow into service. These HMS are built on Patient Health Records in order to provide communication between departments and employees in hospitals, which are a multidisciplinary structure. Your personal profile information, disease stories, doctor’s diagnosis and treatment methods, laboratory results etc. So you start producing Data on the grounds that your technology.

Thanks to these Data, Patient Health Records, which you have produced for years, you can achieve the pulse of not only a patient but also regions, cities and even countries, and you will gain speed and an expanded perspective in your determinations by developing foresight and warning systems. Regional periodic diseases and outbreaks, antibiotic consumption, cesarean delivery frequency or hospital infection prediction etc. The Data you produced has now started to produce new Data.

Ultimately, this data, which is out of the control of a group of people and exceeds the ability of individual interpretation, and which is billions of lines even when looked at locally, when you return it back to your technology, transforms that Data into models that it can be processed and interpretable in seconds. We see that HMS, which was established in order to increase the quality and speed of the service provided basically, can diagnose diseases with success rates of over 90% via these models. In fact, it tries to strengthen its thesis by detecting deficiencies in physicians’ evaluations. Yes, we have witnessed this as a human being. Congratulations! Our Data now generates smart technologies. Doesn’t the concept of “Information Technologies” make more sense now?

Artificial Intelligence

If we evaluate this summary process in the data study area over IT concepts: It is possible to define; Database Management Systems are the process of recording and protecting data, Data Modeling as to focus these records around a particular topic, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence are about question what data means, Data Engineering as distributing the data to different locations, enabling structural transformations and technological migrations, Data Mining as going deep into the data, Machine Learning as teaching the data to computer and transforming the data into technology as Deep Learning or Artificial Intelligence. Although we can divide it into three main groups these concepts in terms of Management, Engineering and Science, the technologies that include more than we mentioned above are not sufficient to deal with Data completely. Because the constantly changing IT world continues to come up with new methods and technologies every day. Like the “Hello World” fashion learned by every novice who enters the coding, let’s end our article by opening the Data door with: Hello Data!

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Written by Muhammed Sezer

A Data Engineer held responsible positions in several projects as Architect, Developer and Team Lead. My strengths and qualifications are based on Data Modelling, Data Warehousing, Intelligent Systems and Data Pipelines.