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One of my favorite terms at the moment is “Big Data”. While
all terms are by nature subjective, in this post I will try and
explain what Big Data means to me.
So what is Big Data?Big Data is the “modern scale” at which we are defining or data usage challenges. Big Data begins at the point where need to seriously start thinking about the technologies used to drive our information needs.
While Big Data as a term seems to refer to volume this isn’t the case. Many existing technologies have little problem physically handling large volumes (TB or PB) of data. Instead the Big Data challenges result out of the combination of volume and our usage demands from that data. And those …