The Web Science Observatory – The Challenges of Analytics over Distributed Linked Data Infrastructures

A paper by Wendy Hall, Thanassis Tiropanis, Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Markus Luczak-Rösch and Elena Simperl on Web Observatories. The opportunities for Big Data analytics are discussed, as well as the challenges, including the balance between fewer machines and data sets giving high performance on the one hand and a large number of distributed, diverse data sets potentially giving lower performance on the other hand.