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What is big data? Everything you need to know

Analyzing lots of data is only part pf what makes big data different from previous data analytics. Learn what the other three aspects are

Every day human beings eat, sleep, work, play, and produce data—lots and lots of data. According to IBM, the human race generates 2.5 quintillion (25 billion billion) bytes of data every day. That’s the equivalent of a stack of DVDs reaching to the moon and back, and encompasses everything from the texts we send and photos we upload to industrial sensor metrics and machine-to-machine communications.

Source: itworld.com
Author:  InfoWorld staff

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