Big data involves volumes of data that are so large and complex that they require non-traditional technologies to be able to process data and extract its value.
Big data typically involves data sets that exceed the ability of common software to be captured, managed, and processed in a reasonable amount of time.
It can be described according to the following characteristics:
- Speed : Real-time data processing must be done, with the challenge that comes with it.
- Volume : Large data sizes that require special technology to be stored and processed.
- Variety : Different types and structures of data that come from a wide variety of sources.