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Big Data Forensics – Learning Hadoop Investigations by Joe Sremack

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What is Big Data?

Big Data describes the tools and techniques used to manage and process data that traditional means cannot easily accomplish. Many factors have led to the need for Big Data solutions. These include the recent proliferation of data storage, faster and easier data transfer, increased awareness of the value of data, and social media. Big Data solutions were needed to address the rapid, complex, and voluminous data sets that have been created in the past decade. Big Data can be structured data (for example, databases), unstructured data (such as e-mails), or a combination of both.

The four Vs of Big Data

A widely-accepted set of characteristics of Big Data is the four Vs of data. In 2001, Doug Laney of META Group produced a report on ...

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