Everybody is talking about Big Data. But a lot of people have trouble
defining exactly what that means. Are we talking about "tons and tons" of
data? (Volume) Are we talking about terabytes of data that is changing every
few minutes? (Velocity) do we capture it in a traditional data warehouse or
some other structure? And what tools are available to process this stuff?
Here is an overview of some of the problems that big data presents and a
couple of tools that have been developed to deal with them.
There are many IT topics that work inside and outside the MultiValue
Databases. One topic that has been around in various forms is Data Mining.
In this issue we interviewed an expert in social media data mining, and how
it is used, along with their impression of MultiValue technologies. Along
with our outside expert, we queried our MultiValue Marketplace and asked how
they are using the technology.