Definition of big data in English:

big data

Syllabification: big da·ta

noun

Computing
  • Data sets that are too large and complex to manipulate or interrogate with standard methods or tools: much IT investment is going towards managing and maintaining big data
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    • The presentation will provide attendees with insight on how big data is being used to improve and personalize the shopping experience.
    • Businesses will harness on-demand supercomputers for analysing growing volumes of big data.
    • Open-source source platforms for big data have exploded in popularity.

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