5 V’s of Big Data

In recent years, Big Data was defined by the “3Vs” but now there is “5Vs” of Big Data which are also termed as the characteristics of Big Data as follows: 1. Volume: The name ‘Big Data’ itself is related to a size which is enormous. Volume is a huge amount of data.

To determine the value of data, size of data plays a very crucial role. If the volume of data is very large then it is actually considered as a ‘Big Data’. This means whether a particular data can actually be considered as a Big Data or not, is dependent upon the volume of data. Hence while dealing with Big Data it is necessary to consider a characteristic ‘Volume’.


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