Definition

big data (infographic)

Big data is a term for the voluminous and ever-increasing amount of structured, unstructured and semi-structured data being created -- data that would take too much time and cost too much money to load into relational databases for analysis.

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Also see our definitions: big data, big data management, big data analysis

big data

This was last updated in August 2013
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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