Big Data

  • Large data sets
  • Defy conventional management solutions such as spreadsheets and databases


  • Large data sets often contain different kinds of data
    • Not just basic numeric data, text, and images
    • Multimedia (audio, video, etc.)
  • Storing large amounts of data requires massive amounts of secondary computer memory
  • Selecting and organizing data for analysis requires significant processing power
  • Protecting big data requires technological and logistical planning

Computer Science