Data Insights for Improved Businesses >>
Every day trillions of bytes of data are being created — so much that we are faced with an immense data explosion. This data comes from a variety of different sources, such as posts on social media sites, digital pictures, videos and other online transactions. This is what we call “big data.”
Along with this enormous volume of data, there are two other dimensions that make up what we refer to as big data. These dimensions are data’s velocity, the speed at which it is being generated; and its variety, the new types of evolving data (e.g. social networking sites, tweets).