Big Data Basics – Part 1 – Introduction to Big Data

Big Data has been a buzz word for quite some time now and it is catching popularity faster than pretty much anything else in the technology world. In this first part of the Big Data Basics Series, let us understand what this buzz word is all about, what is its significance, why you should care about it, and a lot more.

I will go over the following aspects of Big Data in this post:

  • What is Big Data?
  • Evolution of Data and/or Big Data: How data has evolved over ages?
  • Characteristics of Big Data: When do we say it’s Big Data?
  • Sources of Big Data: What are the different sources which constitute Big Data
  • Formats of Data: What are the most common data formats that business deal with today
  • Big Data Statistics: Few statistics from the Big Data world

To continue reading, catch the full article here: Big Data Basics – Part 1 – Introduction to Big Data.


About Dattatrey Sindol (Datta)

Datta is a Microsoft BI Enthusiast, passionate developer, and a blogger. View Full Profile

Posted on December 30, 2013, in Basic Concepts, Big Data, Business Intelligence and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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