If you read thetechnology news, or even just put searches into Google, you surely
can’t have failed to notice the term big data being bandied
around very frequently. Whilst it’s easy to dismiss it out of hand as
the latest buzzword in the technology industry, which does like its
jargon, let’s face it, big data is something that could prove very
valuable to your business.
So without further
ado, let’s have a look at what big data actually is.
Big data is a
collection of data sets that are too big and complex for the usual
database management tools or data processing applications to manage.
In order to be
able to use this data for various business purposes, the enterprise
has to find a way to carry out key tasks such as: