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Practical Data Analysis by Hector Cuesta

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What about big data?

Big data is a term used when the data exceeds the processing capacity of typical database. We need a big data analytics when the data grows quickly and we need to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, and other useful information.

There are three main features in big data:

  • Volume: Large amounts of data
  • Variety: Different types of structured, unstructured, and multi-structured data
  • Velocity: Needs to be analyzed quickly

As shown in the following figure, we can see the interaction between the three Vs:

What about big data?

Big data is the opportunity for any company to gain advantages from data aggregation, data exhaust, and metadata. This makes ...

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