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What is Meant by Big Data?

Big Data, Front Page Nov 13, 2013 1 Comment

The term Big Data describes a massive volume of both structured and unstructured data that can be collected within an organization that is so large that it is difficult to process process using common database management tools or traditional data processing applications.   When dealing with extremely large datasets, organizations face difficulties in being able to create, manipulate, manage, transfer, and query the data.  In addition, big data is difficult to work with using most relational database management systems, business intelligence and analytics applications, and desktop statistics and visualization packages.  These types of applications and systems can typically handle large datasets but not the massively large datasets included in big data.  Instead big data could require massively parallel software running on tens, hundreds, or even thousands of concurrent servers.

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