What Is Big Data Really Supposed To Achieve?

The time comes during a technology’s evolution into the general consciousness when its actual definition comes into question. That’s especially true with something as amorphously named as big data.

I’ve increasingly noted that some people take it literally, equating “big data” with “lots of data.” That’s in direct contradiction to how the industry defines it, which is generally the combination of “structured data” and “unstructured data.”

Author: Howard Baldwin

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