Big Data and its Characteristics

Big data is term that is used representing the collection of datasets of enormous volume and complexity. Such data cannot be processed and analyzed using traditional data processing tools as the data is not only voluminous, but also unstructured.

Characteristics of Big data

Volume- the most prominent characteristics of big data is its enormous size which is very difficult to manage with traditional DBMS tools.

Velocity- it is the rate at which the data under consideration is being generated and tored.

Variety- it is the data set with wide range of variety such as structured, semi structured and unstructured data.

Value- big data is not just the amount of data we manage but is actually the amount of valuable, reliable and trustworthy data which helps industries to make more informed decisions.

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