I remember, some 2 years ago when I heard for the first time this term ‘Big Data‘. I was at Capgemini and talking with our colleagues from Oracle. “Big Data! What is this Big Data? Haven’t we enough with ‘Cloud‘ and everyone’s want of being a ‘Social-Media expert‘?” I think in 2012, not a week may have gone by in the life of a CxO without this term being used in some conversation.
I’ll be honest, when I first heard the term I thought it’s a fad. ‘People like making things overly complex and fancy, this craze will die down. After all, how big is Big Data? Essentially you are trying to analyze lot of data. How hard is that. You have various Business Intelligence tools in the market. Big Brother Google is there, indexing the entire Internet and some people are working on web semantics. What Big Data are people raving about?’
Those well versed with Big Data maybe rolling on the floor laughing reading the above statement or shaking their head with pursed lips. For others, I hope in the posts that follow you will see why 😉
This post is only an Introduction to Big Data and some of the more Frequently used Terms you will hear people speak on this topic. Continue reading