The Application of Big Data in public entities in Latin America

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Lino Rolando Rodríguez Alegre, Rosario del Pilar López Padilla, José La Rosa Zeña Ramos, Leonidas Rimer Benites Rodríguez, Ronald Fernando Dávila Laguna, Cesar Alexander López Ramos, Guido Trujillo Valdiviezo


A documentary review was carried out on the production and publication of research papers related to the study of Big Data as a variable in Latin American public entities. The purpose of this bibliometric analysis is to know the main characteristics of the volume of publications registered in Scopus database during the period 2015-2020 in Latin American countries, achieving the identification of 11 publications. The information provided by said platform was organized by means of graphs and figures categorizing the information by Year of Publication, Country of Origin, Area of Knowledge and Type of Publication. Once these characteristics were described, the position of different authors regarding the proposed topic was referenced by means of a qualitative analysis. Among the main findings of this research, it is found that Brazil, with 5 publications, is the Latin American country with the highest production. The area of knowledge that made the greatest contribution to the construction of bibliographic material related to the study of the application of Big Data in public entities in Latin America was Computer Science with 8 published documents, and the type of publication that was most used during the period mentioned above was the journal article, which represents 55% of the total scientific production.

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