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Big Data


Big data is a massive collection of digital data (typically hosting millions or even billions of rows of data) that is unorganized or marginally organized, making it difficult to mine, structure, analyze or display in any meaningful way. Currently, much of the data that large companies produce and store would accurately be classified as Big Data. In the business intelligence industry, the term “Big Data” is also used to describe sophisticated technologies designed to process massive data sets.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_data http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/B/big_data.html http://adage.com/article/dataworks/data-defined-big-data/239144/

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