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DAMA-DMBOK: Data Management Body of Knowledge (2nd Edition) by DAMA International

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CHAPTER 14 Big Data and Data Science

1. Introduction

Since the early 2000s, the terms Big Data and Data Science have, unfortunately, been bandied about as buzzwords. The concepts and their implications are misunderstood – or, at least, there is limited consensus on their meaning. Even the meaning of ‘Big’ is relative. That said, both Big Data and Data Science are connected to significant technological changes that have allowed people to generate, store, and analyze larger and larger amounts of data. More importantly, people can use that data to predict and influence behavior, as well as to gain insight on a range of important subjects, such as health care practices, natural resource management, and economic development.

Big Data refers not ...

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