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Mastering Python for Data Science by Samir Madhavan

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Chapter 12. Leveraging Python in the World of Big Data

We are generating more and more data day by day. We have generated more data this century than in the previous century and we are currently only 15 years into this century. big data is the new buzz word and everyone is talking about it. It brings new possibilities. Google Translate is able to translate any language, thanks to big data. We are able to decode our human genome due to it. We can predict the failure of a turbine and do the required maintenance on it because of big data.

There are three Vs of big data and they are defined as follows:

  • Volume: This defines the size of the data. Facebook has petabytes of data on its users.
  • Velocity: This is the rate at which data is generated.
  • Variety ...

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