Big Data is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools used to captures, manage and process the data. Example sources include social networking data, Internet text and documents, Internet search indexing, call detail records, astronomy, atmospheric science, genomics, biogeochemical, biological, and more.
Big Data represents more than just a collection of data sets that form a large quantity of data, which is difficult to process using traditional data processing applications. Big Data also represents a big business opportunity across many industry verticals.
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