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


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


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


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

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