is an emerging technology that has implications across all business departments.
It involves the collection and analysis of a large amount of data to find trends, understand customer needs and help organisations to focus resources more effectively.
The 3 V's
Big data has a role to play in information management
Gartner’s 3Vs definition of "Big Data":
You have more volume of data now
For example, data captured from social media.
You have quicker data (You can get data much quicker)
Modern data takes many different forms.
Structured data may take the form of numerical data whereas unstructured data may be in the format of email or video.