Posted by: bluesyemre | May 14, 2013

Is it really Big Data? by Demian Hess

  • Just because you have a lot of data doesn’t automatically mean that you are dealing with Big Data. This came to mind recently when I was building a digital asset management system and was asked to talk about my “Big Data” project. The term didn’t seem to fit, but at first I wasn’t sure why. I definitely had a lot of data–millions of files–and designing a system that could store all the assets, package them up into zip files, and then send them to users on-demand certainly presented challenges. But it didn’t feel like Big Data. No, I finally realized, this was something else. It was Cumbersome Data.

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