I recently wrote a blog post on SCDigest about the three definitions of Big Data.
It is worth a read. More managers are under pressure to do something with Big Data. Before you can do anything with it, you should know what it is.
The article covers three different definitions of Big Data:
- IT definition: There is too much data for standard databases and analysis tools
- Universe definition: You have all for the data for a given data, not just a sample
- Popular press definition: You creatively use data to solve a problem
Each definition has different implications for your projects.