About 13 years ago, Doug Laney of the META Group (now Gartner) wrote an amazing report that showed both great insight and great foresight. The paper’s title was “3D Data Management: Controlling Data Volume, Velocity, and Variety.”
The 3 V’s of big data were born on that day—February 6, 2001. My only not-so-serious quibble with the paper is that he should have started the title this way: “3V Data Management…” Nevertheless, from that point forward, the big data game was officially on!
Author: Dr. Kirk Borne