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.

The infographic below presents statistics and other facts on big data.

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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