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What is Big Data?

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Big data is a general term for technologies that are build to store, process and analyze data using cloud infrastructure. Traditional data repositories such as data warehouses were capable of using very large arrays of physical storage but had limitations. Big data techniques have no such limitations as they are designed to use unlimited numbers of machines using distributed processing techniques.
Overview: Big Data
Type
Definition
Data storage, processing and analysis techniques designed for cloud infrastructure.
Value
Removes both processing and storage limitations for data processing and analysis. In practice, limitations do exist due to costs constraints for access to cloud infrastructure such as data centers.
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