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Big Data


Big data is a term used to describe largely unstructured data that resides outside of the normal transactional business systems. It includes data such as:

  • Social media conversations - on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube
  • Sensor data - from robots, intelligent networks, production processes
  • Call Detail Records [CDRs] - from telecommunications call logs
  • Website activity logs - to discover how visitors use a website
  • Statistics
  • Geo-spatial data - location based data
  • Mobile phone locations
  • Application forms - for loans, claims etc
  • Email, Voice mail, standard mail
  • Reports and other documents
  • RFID data - used in supply chain and retail

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