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Data Architecture: A Primer for the Data Scientist by Dan Linstedt, W.H. Inmon

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Corporate Data

Abstract

Corporate data includes everything found in the corporation in the way of data. The most basic division of corporate data is by structured data and unstructured data. As a rule there is much more unstructured data than structured data. Unstructured data has two basic divisions – repetitive data and nonrepetitive data. Big Data is made up of unstructured data. Nonrepetitive Big Data has a fundamentally different form than repetitive unstructured Big Data. In fact the differences between nonrepetitive Big Data and repetitive Big Data are so large that they can be called the boundaries of the “great divide.” The divide is so large many professionals are not even aware that there is this divide. As a rule nonrepetitive ...

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