Big Data is a topic set to make one of the most profound influences on our lives…We have witnessed several waves of change in the IT landscape: mainframe, mini-computers, PC/microprocessors, client servers, cloud computing and now– Big Data. Though I am sure that most of you are familiar with the term, Big Data relates to the process of capturing and analyzing large amounts of data to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other useful information. The results are tremendously influential, not only to businesses but also to our society, as I will uncover.
The difference between traditional analytics (which have been around for years) and Big Data lies in three key areas: data volume, data type and processing speed.
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