Big Data Fundamentals

By R. Emmett O’Ryan

Big Data Basics

The term “Big Data” has been tossed around in the media now for the last three or four years.  So what is it? Basically, it’s about data sets that are too big for traditional software tools to capture, manage and process in a reasonable amount of time. It’s also a critical area today: The size of these data sets in continually growing, and is now well into the petabyte range. continue…

Jobs in Big Data

he expected market for Big Data is expected to surpass $100 billion, according to the Economist, as more and more data and data sources come online each year. This means that employment opportunities in the area will increase — for those with the right skill sets are backgrounds. continue…

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