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What is Big Data?

Published on December 16, 2020
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By Brian Boucheron
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
What is Big Data?

Big data is a blanket term for the nontraditional strategies and technologies needed to organize, process, and gather insights from large datasets. Many users and organizations are turning to big data for certain types of workloads, and using it to supplement their existing analysis and business tools. Technologies that exist in this space offer different options for interpolating data into a system, storing it, analyzing it, and processing it, as in the case of data visualizations.

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