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Glossary of Information Governance Terms

BIG DATA
  1. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    An all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand data management tools or traditional data processing applications.


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    Source:
    Wikipedia Extract


  2. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    High-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making.


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    Source:
    Gartner IT Glossary


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  3. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    An evolving term that describes any voluminous amount of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data that has the potential to be mined for information. Although big data doesn't refer to any specific quantity, the term is often used when speaking about petabytes and exabytes of data.


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    Source:
    TechTarget


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