Characteristics of big data

We explored the popularity of big data in the preceding section. But it is important to know what types of data can be categorized or labeled as big data. In this section, we are going to explore various features of big data. Most of the books available on the market would claim there are six different types, discussed as follows:

  • Volume: Big data implies massive amounts of data. The size of data gets a very relevant role in determining the value out of the data, and it is also a key factor that determines whether we can judge the chunk of data as big. Hence, volume justifies one of the important attributes of big data.
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