Gigabytes, Terabytes, Petabytes, Zettabytes: What’s up with Big Data?

Radiocasts | October 19, 2011 by Bonnie D. Graham

Big Data. The world of three Vs. Gartner describes “big data” as a three-dimensional data growth model: volume of data; velocity or speed of data in and out; and variety of data types and sources.

When we do the math, “big” typically ranges from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes or more in a single data set.

The bottom line: Big data is way too much for common software tools to efficiently capture, manage, and process within a tolerable length of time. That’s a job for game-changing solutions and exceptional technologies.

What does big data mean to you and your business? What kinds of data do you need to care about – social data, sentiment analysis, RFID and more? What does your data look like today and what will it look like tomorrow? And how do you turn your data into usable information?

Pour a fresh cup of Joe, Earl or OJ and join us for food for thought: big data – the big picture.

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