CHAPTER 1

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Big Data Introduction

Why Big Data

As you will see, this entire book is in problem-solution format. This chapter discusses topics in big data in a general sense, so it is not as technical as other chapters. The idea is to make sure you have a basic foundation for learning about big data. Other chapters will provide depth of coverage that we hope you will find useful no matter what your background. So let’s get started.

Problem

What is the need for big data technology when we have robust, high-performing, relational database management systems (RDBMS)?

Solution

Since the theory of relational databases was postulated in 1980 by Dr. ...

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