WHAT IS BIG DATA?
BigData refers to datasets, which exceed traditional database systems. This means that the amount of data is too large, or doesn’t fit the fixed data model of the conventional relational database system. To resolve this problem and gain value from this data, an alternative process must be used, and with the introduction of BigData, organisations can now have access to more data than ever before.
BigData can generally be defined by the 4 V’s:
- Volume – Scale of the data
- Variety – Different forms of data
- Velocity – Analysis of streaming data
- Veracity – Uncertainty of data