What is Big Data

Big Data is a buzz word nowadays. But when is data “big data”?

Three Vs of Big Data

Big data spans three dimensions

  • Volume
  • Velocity
  • Variety

Volume

Everything which doesn’t fit on your local hard drive anymore can be considered big. Think  >10 TeraByte

Velocity

The more real time your data becomes the more you can consider it Big Data.

Variety

The more  different types of data you have to deal with, the likelier it can be thought of as Big Data.