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Big Data is a hot phrase of 2012 and a hot trend of modern day computing world. But what does ‘Big Data’ mean, and how can we exploit it? TechZen Consulting director Joydeep Chakraborty presents a simplistic view of the subject.
What is Big Data ?
Big Data is a new catch phrase that has bubbled up recently to describe about the explosion in the digital data created by people, corporations, and the government. On a personal level, there has been sharp increase in data in terms of a large number of photos & video uploads on YouTube and Facebook, even the 140 character update in Twitter add up to several terabytes of data every day.