Explained: What is big data? | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
If the pile of manure is big enough, you will find a gold coin in it eventually. This saying is used often to explain why anyone would use big data. Needless to say, in this day and age, the piles of data are so big, you might end up finding a pirate's treasure. How big is the pile? But when is the pile big enough to consider it big data? Per Wikipedia: "Big data is data sets that are so big and complex that traditional data-processing application software are inadequate to deal with them." As a consequence, we can say that it's not just the size that matters, but the complexity of a dataset. The draw of big data to researchers and scientists, however, is not in its size or complexity, but in how it may be computationally analyzed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations. When it comes to big data, no mountain is high enough or too difficult to climb. The more data we have to analyze, the more relevant conclusions we may be able to derive. If a dataset is large enough, we can start