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Big Data: Home


Used for:

  • Data sets, Large
  • Large data sets

Broader term:

  • Data

Related Term:

  • Data mining       
  • Data science       
  • Databases
  • Electronic data processing


Big Data

Scope Note

Big data is a combination of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data collected by organizations that can be mined for information and used in machine learning projects, predictive modeling and other advanced analytics applications. Systems that process and store big data have become a common component of data management architectures in organizations. Big data is often characterized by the 3Vs: the large volume of data in many environments, the wide variety of data types stored in big data systems and the velocity at which the data is generated, collected and processed.  More recently, several other Vs have been added to different descriptions of big data, including veracity, value and variability. - Definition from

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