noun[mass noun] Computing
Extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behaviour and interactions: much IT investment is going towards managing and maintaining big data
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- Many of the tools are designed for handling big data and incorporate capabilities such as in-memory databases, NoSQL support, data visualization, associative searches, and natural language processing.
- Open-source source platforms for big data have exploded in popularity.
- Businesses will harness on-demand supercomputers for analysing growing volumes of big data.
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