Chapter 9

Big Data and Cloud Computing


Big Data is largely a buzzword in IT right now. It was coined by Forrester Research to put a wrapper around existing database mining, data management, and other extensions of existing technology to the current hardware. The goal is to use mixed tools with larger volumes of several different forms of data being brought together under one roof. Along with this approach to data, we are also concerned with cloud computing, which is a public or private Internet network that replaces the tradition hardwired landlines within a company.


Forrester Research; V-list; cloud computing; Big Data; data mining


The term Big Data was invented by Forrester Research along with the four V buzzwords—volume, ...

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