One of the important aspects of enterprise data that we learned in the earlier section is the data consolidation and sharing that requires unconstrained collection and access to more data. Every time change is encountered in business, it is captured and recorded as data. This data is usually in a raw form and unless processed cannot be of any value to the business. Innovative analysis tools and software are now available that helps convert this data into valuable information. Many cheap storage options are now available and enterprises are encouraged to store more data and for a long time.
In this section, we will define the core aspects of Big Data, the paradigm shift and attempt to define Big Data.