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Introduction to Big Data

In order to understand Big Data, let’s start with:

What is Data?

Data is a piece of information that includes symbols, quantities, and characters on which a computer performs its operations. Data can be stored and transferred as electric signals, magnetic signals or any other suitable form.

What is Bigdata?

Big Data is also data, but the volume of data is very high. Big Data is used to describe a collection of data that is huge in size and increases exponentially with time. This data is so large that none of the traditional data management tools are able to store and process it. Continue reading

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