Big Data

Big data is a term that details a greater variety, it systematically extracting unmanageable data which are structured, semi-structured, and unstructured. This large amount of data is quite sizable for traditional computing systems to handle and this massive amount of data is what we term as Big Data.

Big Data Comprises of 5 V’s:
  • Volume – Most institutions if not all generate massive amounts of data which is termed as Volume.
  • Velocity – All of this data is generated at a very high speed which attributes to the velocity of the Big Data.
  • Variety – Variety refers to the various data types such as structured, semi-structured and unstructured.
  • Veracity – Accuracy and Trustworthiness of the generated data is termed as Veracity.
  • Value – Analyzing all this data will benefit the user by enabling faster and accurate data extraction which is known as the Value of Big Data.

To store and process this Big Data we have various frameworks such as Cassandra, Hadoop and Apache Spark.