Discussion board 1
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Big data has influenced many industries. One area that has been greatly influenced is the health care industry.
• Describe how big data is influencing personal genomics in the health care industry.
• Evaluate how analyzing an individual’s genomes can aid in the foundation of predictive and preventive medicine.
Note: Focus this discussion on sequencing of big data genomics.
Discussion Board 2
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas. Focus on the following questions:
Although the use of big data offers many advantages in the health care field, it also poses many concerns with regard to privacy and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
Discuss concerns about big data analytics with regard to privacy and HIPPA compliance based on this week’s readings and other scholarly articles.
Discussion board 3
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Cloud technologies and big data technologies have begun to merge and now offer a cost-effective delivery option for cloud-based big data analytics.
• What benefits do pay-as-you-go cloud technology services provide to businesses, organizations, and individuals? Please include in your discussion the impact in regards to resources (i.e., equipment and personnel).
• Do you think this will replace conventional data centers?

Discussion Board 4
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Database management systems have been used to process data for over two decades. Within the past few years, data sets have become too large to manage with these traditional methods.
• Compare and contrast the methods used in traditional data management to the methods used by Hadoop® technology to manage big data.
• Your discussion should include the advantages of parallel processing.

Discussion Board 5
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
As discussed in this week’s reading, R has proven to be the most effective software tool for analyzing big data. Use the textbook and information found on the Internet to discuss your evaluation of this tool and its relevance in the big data arena.

Discussion Board 6
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
It is critical that big data analysts are provided with software tools to effectively synthesize large data sets. Various software tools for analyzing big data have emerged in popularity over the past few years.
• Based on this week’s reading and information found on the Internet, compare and contrast at least 3 software tools that you find most effective in analyzing big data.
• Your discussion should include the advantages and disadvantages that you find with each application.
• Include a cost comparison of each software solution.
Discussion Board 7
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
As noted throughout this course, big data analytics can have a profound effect on the success of a business. Several case studies regarding this success can be found here. Select a case study that interests you, and respond to the following:
• Introduce and examine the content of the case study.
• What were the key problems that needed to be resolved?
• Identify key components that lead to the company’s success.
• Do you believe this is a solution that would be beneficial to other similar organizations?

Discussion Board 8
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
This has become a data-centric society, relying on real-time data and technology (i.e., cell phone, shopping online, social networking) more than ever. Although there are many advantages associated with the use of this data, there are concerns that the collection of massive amounts of data can lead to an invasion of privacy. In January, 2014, President Obama asked his staff to take the next 90 days to prepare a report for him on how big data is affecting people’s privacy. The big data report they created can be found here.
After reading the report, discuss your thoughts regarding the following:
• Do you feel the policy recommendations allow the public and private sectors to maximize the benefits of big data while minimizing the risk of privacy?
• Does the report accurately identify opportunities for big data to grow the economy, improve health and education, and make the United States safer and more energy-efficient?
• What can the general public do to protect their privacy?
Discussion Board 9
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
This is a world that is constantly going through change, especially technological change. There are many predictions regarding where we will be as a society as a result of leveraging big data.
For this activity, focus your discussion on where you predict society will be in 10–15 years as a result of big data analytics. Include a minimum of 3 supporting citations in your discussion.

Sample Solution

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.

 

References

Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.