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big data

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Definition of big data in English:

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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  • 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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