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What is big data? Everything you need to know

January 29, 2018

There’s data, and then there’s big data. So, what’s the difference?

Big data defined

Big data in general refers to sets of data that are so large in volume and so complex that traditional data processing software products are not capable of capturing, managing, and processing the data within a reasonable amount of time.

These big data sets can include structured, unstructured, and semistructured data, each of which can be mined for insights.

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