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Learning jqPlot by Scott Gottreu

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Preface

The term "Big Data" is all over tech news. But what does it really mean? Big Data refers to the problem of trying to process and analyze large amounts of data. Generally, Big Data refers to the petabytes of data, which is over 1 million gigabytes. You are likely to face your own Big Data issues, just on a smaller scale. If you only have one web server, processing or analyzing a database of only one gigabyte can be overwhelming.

Another part of the Big Data problem is the source and format of the data. It is coming from many sources and it's not easy to match all of the data points. You probably have years of transactional data in a MySQL database, as well as APIs to Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter, and any other services your company ...

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